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‘Baby Shark’ Proves It Will Be Etched In Your Mind Forever As It Hits YouTube Milestone

“Baby Shark,” the catchy children’s song everyone loves to hate, has become the first YouTube video to hit 10 billion views.

In November 2020, the song set a record for most-watched video on YouTube after surpassing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito”.

The Children’s (and Adult’s) Earworm was recorded by Korean American singer Hope Segoine and produced by South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong. It was first uploaded to YouTube on June 17, 2016.

“Today we are making history with our special milestone!” pinkfong tweeted Thursday. “‘Baby Shark Dance’ has become the first video in history to reach 10 BILLION VIEWS on YouTube! Share your Baby Shark Dance moments with us!”

The song was so immensely popular that it even took a bite out of the Billboard Hot 100 list in 2019.

“Baby Shark” is a “participatory children’s song/rhyme in which singers perform each verse with their hands and arms, from the eponymous youngest member of a family to parents and grandparents,” Billboard wrote in 2019.

The song first went viral in Indonesia and gained popularity in the United States with the “Baby Shark” challenge, which invited people to post videos of themselves dancing to the song.




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