It was big news for British artist Adele this month as her single “Hello” became the fastest video ever to reach one billion views on YouTube.
Of course, this meant bad news for the previous king of YouTube, Korean singer Psy and his creation “Gangnam Style,” which was the very first song to reach one billion views on the popular site. The catchy tune has now in fact reached over double that, which is not surprising as it was released nearly four years ago.
“Hello” was first released back in October 2015, and was the first single from her much-awaited album 25. The 27-year-old singer from London has been overwhelmed with the incredible success of her latest album, and the debut video managed to make the billion mark just 88 days after its release.
If you haven’t seen the video yet (slightly impossible), here it is.
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As you can see, it’s nothing spectacular, and they even kept the costs down by using an old flip phone (from the 90s?. You’d think after earning a whopping $75 million over her short career, she’d at least fork out for an iPhone 4 at the very least. Let’s hope she was being ironic.