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It is one thing to hear your favourite artists sing, but to see them in music videos is quite another. These artists did not only top the charts, but they have also reached the one billion mark on Youtube.

1. BTS - 'Dynamite'

In so many ways, South Korean boy band BTS has proven that they are not only loved by the world for their looks. In August 2020, the boys released the music video of the global smash hit "Dynamite". Less than eight months after its debut, the video crossed one billion views on Youtube.

Dynamite, which topped the charts in over 100 countries, won a Golden Disc Award and was even nominated for Grammy's Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. 

In an interview, the group shared how the song highlighted and put their diverse personalities in one performance. “The choreography is cheerful and crisp and goes well with the song. The gestures and moves not only bring out the unique personalities and vibes of each member, but it’s also really catchy and easy to learn."

The band hoped that Dynamite could alleviate people's woes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "We wanted Dynamite to deliver a message of hope to our fans in these difficult times, so this disco-pop genre track felt like the perfect fit. As much as we want people to be uplifted by this tune, we hope a lot of people will be able to pick up the dance moves easily and groove away!”

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2. Black Pink - 'DDU-DU DDU-DU'

Blackpink's has undeniably taken the world by storm. In 2019, the girl group made history as the first K-pop group to earn one billion YouTube views for their hit single Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.

This is not the first time that the group broke records. Blackpink is the highest-charting female K-pop act on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100.

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3. PSY - 'Gangnam Style'

In 2012, radio stations and parties around the globe only played one song and that is Psy's Gangnam Style. The song was so famous that Psy became the first Korean artist to get one billion views in the history of the Internet.

In America, Gangnam Style peaked at number two on Billboard Hot 100. Before 2013, the song also topped the music charts of more than 30 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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4. Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'

When it comes to romantic relationships and unrequited love, Dua Lipa can teach us a thing or two about moving on. In her song New Rules, the pop star has listed different ways to completely avoid falling for the wrong person again. 

In 2018, the New Rules music video became the 100th Youtube video to gain one billion views. 

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5. Lady Gaga - 'Bad Romance'

In 2008, Lady Gaga reigned over the pop industry as she released Bad Romance— the song that defined early 2010's music scene. Bad Romance appears on Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster, which debuted in November 2009.

The album also includes the pop icon's singles Telephone, Alejandro and Dance in the Dark.

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6. Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off'

Taylor Swift, whose discography runs through various music genres from country to pop to electronic dance music, had many defining moments in pop history. 

One of them is getting a billion views for her Shake It Off music video.  The track is combined with humour and a message of self-improvement. Shake it Off is a song that I wrote about having to deal with on an everyday basis, just kind of how human beings treat each other," Taylor said in an interview

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7. Justin Bieber - 'Baby'

Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber was in every girl's playlist in the early 2010s; that is why it was not surprising when his music video for Baby hit one billion views on Youtube. This is the lead single from the latter half of Bieber's debut album, My World (Part II)

In more recent times, Justin has other music videos that crossed one billion views. These include Sorry, What Do You Mean, and Love Yourself.

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