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Adele’s ‘Hello’ fastest to reach 1 billion views on YouTube

/ 09:24 AM January 22, 2016
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In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, singer Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Adele has outpaced Psy on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube. The streaming service announced on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, that the music video for “Hello” greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record previously held by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES — Adele has outpaced Psy on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube.

The streaming service says the music video for “Hello” greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record previously held by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

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YouTube says 17 videos have reached 1 billion views.

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Other music videos in the billionaire club include Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Major Lazer’s “Lean On,” OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock” and Sia’s “Chandelier.”

YouTube says the feat is still rare, but newer music videos such as Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” reached it at a faster pace than older ones like Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.”

“Hello” spent its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

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