Justin Bieber, the floppy-haired kid who took YouTube by storm six years ago, has now become the first artist to hit 10 billion views on his Vevo channel. To celebrate, Zap2it has compiled his Top 5 videos — the least-viewed of which still has 550 million views.
The Top 5 videos have a combined 4.4 billion views, but they are hardly the only ones to amass a huge amount of hits. Bieber has 20 videos that each earned at least 100 million views. His least-viewed video (not counting the fan celebration videos Vevo created) is his “Tonight Show” performance of “What Do You Mean?”, which still has over 800,000 views.
So with no further ado, here are Bieber’s most-viewed videos. Next stop? Twenty billion views.
‘Never Say Never,’ 550 million views
This 2010 platinum hit was part of the “Karate Kid” soundtrack, so it features rap interludes by Bieber’s buddy Jaden Smith. While Bieber is still an adorable moppet in this music video, it gives a glimpse of the adult artist he would eventually transition into.
‘Beauty and a Beat,’ 616 million views
Biebs partnered with Nicki Minaj for this 2012 ditty, which has an EDM/disco vibe to it. It was a definite departure from his earlier works, with the video (framed as stolen phone footage posted by an anonymous blogger) featuring Bieber and Minaj gettin’ their freak on at a pool party.
‘What Do You Mean?’, 888 million views
Lest you think Bieber’s biggest videos were from his earlier albums, look no further than “What Do You Mean?”, the lead single off Bieber’s 2015 album “Purpose.” The five-minute mini movie, directed by Brad Furman, is a roller coaster of action, as Bieber and his love interest (model Xenia Deli) are kidnapped by a group of masked men led by John Leguizamo.
‘Sorry,’ 1.1 billion views
Bieber followed up his “What Do You Mean?” success with another huge video for “Sorry,” the second single from “Purpose.” This video, however, isn’t nearly as dark as the previous one. It’s a light-hearted, colorful dance number featuring performances by dance crews ReQuest and The Royal Family.
‘Baby,’ 1.3 billion views
The earworm that started it all, “Baby” is Bieber’s 2010 hit featuring Ludacris that skyrocketed him to fame. An oldie but a goodie, we dare you not to start singing the opening “ohh ohh ohhs.”
Bieber has 15 other videos with over 100 million views, including “What Do You Mean” lyric video, “Love Me,” “U Smile,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “All That Matters,” “Sorry” lyric video, “Confident,” “I’ll Show You,” “Love Yourself,” “As Long as You Love Me,” “Mistletoe,” “Somebody to Love,” “Boyfriend,” “One Less Lonely Girl” and “One Time.”