Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Gets 1 Billion Views on Vevo
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.24.2014
More success for Bieber...
Billboard reports that Justin Bieber's 2010 song "Baby" has hit 1 billion views on VEVO. He is the youngest artist to get the honor and he has the only video certified 10x on Vevo, which is similar to a gold or platinum certification by the RIAA.
Doug McVehil, SVP of content and programming for Vevo, said: "Justin Bieber's 'Baby' music video reaching one billion views and 10x certified across Vevo is a huge milestone, both for Justin and Vevo. 'Baby' premiered across Vevo in February 2010, just two months after our platform launched. Four years later, Vevo is the number one music video platform in 13 countries on web, mobile/tablet and TV apps, and Justin is a household name. We really feel like Vevo and Justin have grown together."
It's one of six Bieber songs ("Never Say Never," "One Time," "Somebody To Love," "Never Let You Go," "One Less Lonely Girl," "Love Me") in Vevo's initial "certified" class after the 100 million mark was announced in 2012. Bieber has since had 11 certified videos.
Bieber's fans made an effort last week on social media to get the video enough views to hit the mark while he was still a teenager. His 20th birthday is on March 1. This is the first bit of good news for Bieber in some time after his arrest for DUI, drag-racing, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license in Miami Beach in January. He pleaded not guilty on the charges.