On March 10, Chart Data tweeted that Chris Brown’s official YouTube channels (there are two of them) have surpassed 15 billion views on YouTube:
YouTube views as a statistic are important as it pretty much sums up the success of a video. In fact, video creators are always on the prowl for strategies on how to get more views on YouTube.
Compared to other musicians
For comparison’s sake, other musicians have more views than him:
- Justin Bieber: 22 billion views
- Katy Perry: 17 billion views
- Taylor Swift: 16.3 billion views
- Ed Sheeran: 16.2 billion views
- Shakira: 15.8 billion views
Keep in mind that Chris’ data includes songs he’s been featured on, while the above stats are purely for their channel alone. Including feature views for these artists would place Brown even further behind them.
Chris Brown, of course, knew that this was a big moment in his career, and he bragged about it on Instagram:
A hip hop/rap music website was quick to tag this as ‘goat’ talk, but getting 15 billion views is no easy feat, man.
Chris Brown has some serious bragging rights, but none of his videos still qualify for the list of the most viewed videos on YouTube.