Fastest viral videos as of May 2019, based on number of views in 24 hours after upload
(in millions)
Fastest viral videos based on number of views in 24 hours as of 2019
In April 2019, South Korean boy band BTS broke the record for the fastest viral music video by generating 74.6 million views within 24 hours, with their new music video "Boy with Luv”. The seven-member band handily crushed fellow Korean pop quartet Blackpink’s barely week-old record of 56.7 million views. The overall top-ranking video based on view count in the first 24 hours was a Facebook prank video based on the horror film "Rings" (2017).

Music videos on YouTube

Music videos are among the most popular content on YouTube. Currently, the most popular YouTube video based on lifetime views is “Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee” by Luis Fonsi. Nine of the top ten most-viewed videos are music videos. Music audiences are highly engaged and since 2010, all the most-viewed videos on YouTube have been music videos, with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, PSY, and Wiz Khalifa successively claiming the title before ceding it to Fonsi.

K-pop on Youtube Korean pop (K-pop) artists are currently making a splash on YouTube. Since the mid-2000s, K-pop has been a significant player in the East Asian music market, but it was not until PSY’s colorful and catchy “Gangnam Style” in 2012 that Korean music videos went truly mainstream in the Western music industry. Aside from BTS, other K-pop artists on the ranking of the fastest viral videos include Blackpink, PSY, and Twice.
Fastest viral videos as of May 2019, based on number of views in 24 hours after upload
(in millions)
Views generated in 24 hours post-release in millions
Facebook: Rings - Hidden Camera Prank200
YouTube: BTS (ft. Halsey) - "Boy with Luv"74.6
YouTube: Taylor Swift - "Me!"65.2
YouTube: Blackpink - "Kill This Love"56.7
YouTube: Ariana Grande - "Thank U, Next"55.4
Facebook: Chewbacca Mask Lady50
YouTube: BTS - "Idol"45
YouTube: Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"43.2
YouTube: Twice - "Fancy"42.1
Facebook: Massive Pillow Chair42
YouTube: Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge38.9
YouTube: The Shape of 201738.8
YouTube: Eminem - "Killshot"38.1
YouTube: Guru Randhawa (ft. Pitbull) - "Slowly Slowly"38
YouTube: BLACKPINK - "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"36.2
YouTube: Psy - "Gentleman"36
YouTube: BTS - "Fake Love"35.9
YouTube: Rewind: 2018 Everyone Controls Rewind32.3
YouTube: Twice - "Yes or Yes"31.4
YouTube: Nicky Jam (ft. J Balvin) - "X (EQUIS)"29.7
YouTube: Kylie Jenner - To Our Daughter28.5
Facebook: Old Man Strength28
VEVO: Adele – "Hello"27.7
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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May 1, 2019

Special properties

excluding movie trailers

Supplementary notes

Selected videos.
Grey color = Indicates the video is not a music video; originates from either Facebook or YouTube.

Fastest viral videos based on number of views in 24 hours as of 2019
In April 2019, South Korean boy band BTS broke the record for the fastest viral music video by generating 74.6 million views within 24 hours, with their new music video "Boy with Luv”. The seven-member band handily crushed fellow Korean pop quartet Blackpink’s barely week-old record of 56.7 million views. The overall top-ranking video based on view count in the first 24 hours was a Facebook prank video based on the horror film "Rings" (2017).

Music videos on YouTube

Music videos are among the most popular content on YouTube. Currently, the most popular YouTube video based on lifetime views is “Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee” by Luis Fonsi. Nine of the top ten most-viewed videos are music videos. Music audiences are highly engaged and since 2010, all the most-viewed videos on YouTube have been music videos, with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, PSY, and Wiz Khalifa successively claiming the title before ceding it to Fonsi.

K-pop on Youtube Korean pop (K-pop) artists are currently making a splash on YouTube. Since the mid-2000s, K-pop has been a significant player in the East Asian music market, but it was not until PSY’s colorful and catchy “Gangnam Style” in 2012 that Korean music videos went truly mainstream in the Western music industry. Aside from BTS, other K-pop artists on the ranking of the fastest viral videos include Blackpink, PSY, and Twice.
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