News December 19, 2018

Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ most watched video on Vevo in 2018

Staff Writer
Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ most watched video on Vevo in 2018

Vevo announced that Maroon 5 were the most watched artist globally on its platform with 1.6 billion views.

Their biggest hit ‘Girls Like You’ ft. Cardi B accounted for 1.3 billion.

Vevo generated 260 billion global video views, so far this year, with an average of 25 billion views a month.

52% of views were on mobile, with 1010 million hours viewed per month.


Top 10 artists for 2018

Maroon 5 – 1.6 billion

Sebastian Yatra – 1.5 billion

Becky G – 1.4 billion

Drake – 1.4 billion

J Balvin – 1.3 billion

Karol G – 1.2 billion

Ariana Grande – 1 billion

Anuel AA – 999 million

Reik – 924 million

DJ Snake – 824 million


Top global releases for 2018

Maroon 5 – ‘Girls Like You’ – 1.3 Billion

Becky G & Natti Natasha – ‘Sin Pijama’ – 1.1 Billion

Drake – ‘God’s Plan’ – 887 Million

Reik – ‘Me Niego – 730 Million

Ariana Grande – ‘no tears left to cry’ – 660 Million

Thalía & Natti Natasha – ‘No Me Acuerdo’ – 580 Million

DJ Snake – ‘Taki Taki’ – 563 Million

Sebastian Yatra – ‘No Hay Nadie Más’ – 557 Million

Karol G – ‘Mi Cama – 463 Million

Tyga – ‘Taste’ – 456 Million


“As our charts confirm, 2018 has been an amazing year for music videos,” pointed out Vevo’s head of content, programming and marketing JP Evangelista.

“Vevo is proud to have been home to a wealth of truly creative visual work, with major releases providing some of the most talked-about moments in 2018 entertainment.

“More than ever, music videos provide an integral visual element for artists’ campaigns, with over two billion hours of content being watched.

“Congratulations to Maroon 5 for taking the crown as the most-viewed artist globally – an astounding feat.

“Equally monumental was watching Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ take the title for our most-viewed video in 24 hours.”

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