“Baby Shark” is now the first YouTube video to have officially garnered 10 billion views. Produced by Pinkfong, a South Korean entertainment company, the hugely popular video is the remix of an American campfire original. It was first uploaded on YouTube in 2016.
The colourful video shows two children dancing to the hummable song as animated sharks swim in the background.
On its Facebook page, Pinkfong asked viewers to share their Baby Shark Dance moments with them. “Today we mark history with our special milestone,” the production house said. “Baby Shark Dance became the first video in history to hit 10 billion views on YouTube! Join us to celebrate and share your Baby Shark Dance moments with us.”
Pinkfong Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Min-Seok Kim said the company was delighted with the milestone.
“It has been a truly meaningful journey to witness how Baby Shark has connected people around the world, and we can’t wait to introduce Baby Shark’s further adventures that will bring unparalleled experiences to even more fans everywhere,” the CEO said.
In 2020, the ‘Baby Shark Dance’ video had gathered more than seven billion views on YouTube. It outdid the wildly popular song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.