Justin Bieber is the King of YouTube. Let’s hope his reign is a benevolent one.
The teenage pop star’s song “Baby” was named the most-watched music video from a major record labor on YouTube for 2010 with 408 million views at press time. It’s not really a surprise since Biebs usurped Lady Gaga‘s throne for the most-watched video of all time in July.
Not content with mere dominance, the Biebmeister also shows up three more times on the list.
Take a look at the full Top 10 music videos (major label):
1. “Baby,” Justin Bieber (408 million views at press time)
2. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” Shakira feat. Freshlyground
3. “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem
4. “Not Afraid,” Eminem
5. “Rude Boy,” Rihanna
6. “Never Say Never,” Justin Bieber
7. “Never Let You Go,” Justin Bieber
8. “Alejandro,” Lady Gaga
9. “Somebody to Love (Remix),” Justin Bieber with Usher
10. “Telephone,” Lady Gaga and Beyonce
Here’s the winning video:
Aside from music videos created by a major music record label, the Gregory Brothers’ Auto-Tune the News, aka the “Bed Intruder Song,” was named the most watched video in the US and around the world with a total of 61 million page views (from two different videos combined).
The online sensation began with a newscast in which Antoine Dodson was interviewed about the attempted rape of his sister in Alabama. The Gregory Brothers took his sassy threats to the suspect and warnings to the general public (“Hide your kids, hide your wife.”) to create an infectious Auto-Tune track that became an Internet meme that Hayley Williams, New Found Glory and Reliant K also performed.
The Top 10 most-watched videos of 2010 (non-major label)
1. “Bed Intruder Song,” The Gregory Brothers
2. “Tik Tok” Ke$ha parody “Glitter Puke,” Key of Awesome #13
3. Greyson Chance sings Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at 6th grade recital
4. “Wazzup,” Annoying Orange
5. “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” Old Spice guy
6. “Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10,” Hungrybear9562
7. “OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version – Official”
8. “Jimmy [Kimmel] Surprises Bieber Fan”
9. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Trailer”
10. “Ken Block’s Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France”
If for some reason you aren’t familiar with Antoine Dodson yet, here’s a look at the original news report and then the Gregory Brothers’ catchy masterpiece: