"Baby Shark" video becomes first on YouTube to cross 10-billion mark
New Delhi : The popular children's rhyme "Baby Shark" has created a milestone by becoming the first video on YouTube to cross 10-billion views mark. It had become the most viewed video in November 2020.
The baby shark song was first released in 2016 as a part of Korean band Pinkfong’s song series for children. The rhyme was sung by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine when she was 10 years old. Since then it has become a global cultural sensation and of course, a favourite of children everywhere!
The South Korean track had an overwhelming lead over the runner-up, the music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s megahit ‘Despacito’, which has secured 7.7 billion views, reports Yonhap News Agency.
It must be noted that the total population on earth is around 7 billion which means that almost each and every one has seen the song at least one time.
Talking about the song’s craze, Pinkfong’s marketing director Jamie Oh told the BBC in 2018, “Nursery rhymes have always been sort of slow, very cute, but something that would help your children fall asleep – as opposed to Baby Shark. Pinkfong’s Baby Shark is very trendy and it has a very bright beat with fun dance moves. The animation is very vivid. We call it K-Pop for the next generation.”