YouTube Top 20 Most Viewed of All Time

YTLogoThis is just some interesting statistical information that I thought I would share. These are the only 3 artists with more than one video in the top 20 most viewed of all time on YouTube: PSY, Justin Bieber and Eminem (it’s worth noting that Pitbull has one video of his own and is featured in another video in the top 20 as well). Each has over a billion combined views and in fact, PSY has one video alone with nearly 2 billion views, Gangnam Style. It is estimated that by April 2014 it will reach and pass the 2 billion views mark. The next closest is Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, which is approaching the 1 billion view mark.

PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (1,838,671,899 views)
PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V (595,420,870 views)
Combined Total: 2,434,092,769 views

Justin Bieber – Baby (941,673,559 views)
Justin Bieber – Never Say Never (397,663,817 views)
Combined Total: 1,339,337,376 views

Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (630,108,763 views)
Eminem – Not Afraid (461,896,664 views)
Combined Total: 1,092,005,427 views

Grand Total: 4,865,435,572

Another interesting note is that 17 individuals comprise the top 20 and 16 of them are musicians. The one non-musician that appears in the top 20 most viewed of all time? “Charlie bit my finger – again!” which has amassed 611,548,363 views! Way to go Charlie!

Here are the remaining entries in the Top 20 Most Viewed YouTube videos of all time, less than half of which have over half a billion views:

Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull (711,124,946 views)
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (605,628,870 views)
Shakira – Waka Waka (578,110,380 views)
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (552,028,834 views)
Michel Teló – Ai Se Eu Te Pego (539,071,733 views)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (514,691,624 views)
Don Omar – Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo (498,470,136 views)
Macklemore – Thrift Shop (462,589,925 views)
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (457,688,373 views)
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (454,120,566 views)
Pitbull – Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony (445,267,131 views)
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song (435,007,213 views)
Katy Perry – Firework (405,332,552 views)