Baby Shark becomes first video ever to hit 10 billion views on YouTube 4 months ago

Baby Shark becomes first video ever to hit 10 billion views on YouTube


If you have kids in your life – and house – you are no doubt well familiar with the absolute smash hit that is Baby Shark.

In the video, just in case you have somehow managed to not see it, two kids perform Baby Shark while the animated shark and his family, which includes a Grandma and Grandpa Shark too, swim serenely before attempting to hunt the children. However, they fail and watch from afar, while the kids rejoice.

The highly addictive tune (DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO) gets stuck in your head and kids across the globe literally drove their parents nuts from repeatedly watching the YOuTube video a couple of years ago when the song first went viral.

The kids' song, masterminded by South Korean educational company Pinkfong and performed by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine, debuted in 2016 and was a viral hit in Asia but didn't really become a thing in the US and Europe until 2018.

So popular was the phenomenon, that Baby Shark, already the most viewed video on YouTube, has now surpassed 10 billion views, making it the first video in the platform's history to do so.


To further put things in perspective, the world's population is currently around 7.8 billion. And so what this means, is that everyone living could have viewed the Baby Shark Dance more than once.

It was earlier this week that the video for the catchy children's song broke the 10-billion mark, and further widened the gap between itself and the No. 2 video on the platform, which is Despacito, by Puerto Rican pop stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

To celebrate the most recent "special milestone," Pinkfong invited kids all over the world to share their "Baby Shark Dance moments" with the company.