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Maroon 5 scores another three-billion-view video; new milestones for Ariana Grande, BTS

Travis Schneider

Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” was one of their biggest hits ever, and now the video for the song has become their second-biggest video ever.

The 2018 video — which featured cameo appearances from famous females ranging from Ellen DeGeneres, Gal Gadot and Camila Cabello to race car driver Danica Patrick, Tiffany Haddish and gymnast Aly Raisman — has racked up more than three billion views.

It’s the second three-billion-view video for Maroon 5, after 2015’s “Sugar.”  Coincidentally, or maybe not, both clips were directed by David Dobkin.

Fewer than 20 music videos have reached the three-billion-views level.  Another one that just hit the milestone is “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, making it his most-viewed clip ever.

Meanwhile, 10 years after its release, LMFAO‘s 2011 hit “Party Rock Anthem” has just hit two billion views.

The most-viewed music video of all time, meanwhile, remains “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. It’s now up to 7.2 billion views.

New additions to the billion-view video club include Ariana Grande‘s clip for “no tears left to cry” — making it her fifth video to rack up that many views — and “Dynamite” by BTS

The K-pop superstars now have three videos that have hit a billion. “Dynamite” also holds the record for the most views of a music video in its first 24 hours: More than 101 million.

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