Baby Shark is first YouTube video to devour 10 billion views

Ten billion views doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.

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Baby Shark lives in many people's heads rent-free.

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The video called Baby Shark Dance passed 10 billion -- yes, billion with a B -- YouTube views on Wednesday, making it the first video ever to reach the milestone, according to YouTube. The second most watched video of all time is Luis Fonsi's hit song Despacito, which Baby Shark passed in 2020.

"We are delighted to announce that our beloved Baby Shark has recorded another remarkable milestone," Min-seok Kim, CEO of The Pinkfong Company, said in a statement. "We are truly grateful for the love and support from our fans around the world and look forward to providing more fun and creative content and expanding Baby Shark's universe in 2022 and beyond."

The song was released in June 2016, and has been a worldwide hit with children and adults. The song had a 20-week streak on Billboard's Hot 100, is RIAA Diamond-certified and has gone platinum 11 times. Baby Shark has a line of children's toys as well as a television show and live concert tour, as well.