According to Neowin,“Baby Shark Dance” became the first video ever to reach 10 billion views on YouTube.The video, uploaded by PINKFONG, has been the most viewed video on the platform since last year. The video replaces Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” music video, the former record holder for the most viewed last year.
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Pengpenghu is a children’s education brand, affiliated with the South Korean company SmartStudy. The channel has uploaded more than 4,000 videos based on children’s songs, games and apps.
Bump Fox CEO Min-Seok Kim told The Independent:
“Witnessing how Baby Shark has connected people around the world has been a truly rewarding journey, and we can’t wait to introduce further Baby Shark adventures that will bring an unparalleled experience to more fans around the world.”
The “Baby Shark Dance” video was uploaded five years ago on June 18, 2016. Since then, it has been viewed 10,005,374,142 times as of press time on Neowin. That music video, a dance show kids love to watch on a loop, helped it get all those views. The song “Despacito” ranked second with 7,700,884,017 views since it was uploaded on January 13, 2017.
The music video first spread across East Asia and has since spawned an animated TV series, live tours, and even NFTs on Nickelodeon TV.