Fastest viral videos based on days needed to reach 1 billion views 2022
Viral videos on YouTube Music videos are among the most popular content on YouTube, regularly drawing huge audiences during highly-anticipated releases of leading artists. When Korean pop band BTS released “Boy with Luv feat. Halsey”, the music video generated 74.6 million views within the first 24 hours of release. This would already be remarkable on its own, but it is also significant because the record for the most streams in the first 24 hours by a music video had just been achieved by fellow K-pop group Blackpink less than a week prior to BTS’ upload. The average number of days for songs to reach one billion views on YouTube varies by year of release. Music videos with a billion or more views released in 2017 only took 171 days to reach that milestone, compared to the 290 days it took a billion-view video released in 2015.