added: 31 Oct 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
In the last day, Justin Bieber has made history, becoming the first person to achieve 2 billion YouTube views on his official YouTube channel according to Famecount.com the social media statistics service. The star achieved the milestone over the weekend and now counts 2,004,247,332 views.
Teen heartthrob Bieber has dominated social media since the release of his debut single in 2009. To date he has over 37m facebook fans, 13.9m twitter followers and over 1m YouTube Subscribers on his main channel- JustinBieberVEVO. In the last month alone his YouTube channel received a massive 94m views, thanks partly to the popularity of his new single 'Mistletoe', which has already received over 26m views. Bieber also holds the world record for most popular single video on YouTube ' 'Baby' with almost 650m views to date.
The Bieber phenomenon started in 2007 when his mum uploaded videos of the 12 year old from Ontario, Canada singing. It quickly went viral and before you could say 'Baby Baby' the young star was discover by US manager Scooter Braun and signed by Usher and Island Records. Thanks to the powers of social media and an army of 'Beliebers' a star was born.
In October 2010, Justin Bieber narrowly missed making YouTube history when Lady Gaga beat him by days to the billion view milestone, although the star has since opened up a substantial lead on the Queen of Pop who sits at number two with 1.88bn views. However he's yet to steal the FameCount aggregated social media number 1 spot from Lady Gaga - who remains the Queen of Twitter with over 15m followers, and also has more Facebook Fans than Bieber, according to Famecount's rankings.
Rihanna is the 3rd largest YouTube star with more than 1.7bn views and currently the fastest growing. In June this year Rihanna toppled Lady Gaga as number 1 female star on Facebook, although Eminem remains the reigning king of Facebook with 48.5m fans.
Top Music Stars on YouTube (by views on main official channel)
Channel Name Subs/ week Total Subscribers Weekly Views Monthly Views Total Views
Canada 25,894 1,049,519 26,643,457 93,614,637 2,004,247,332
United States 5,262 1,223,841 10,536,148 47,441,360 1,883,101,471
Barbados 38,651 1,597,548 36,892,616 114,765,500 1,709,644,915
United States 8,119 1,137,670 14,237,536 58,966,204 1,516,148,821
Colombia 5,842 355,752 14,844,801 62,846,551 1,217,023,100
United States 7,233 491,665 9,089,744 36,758,266 1,113,232,031
United States 9,090 376,063 10,393,887 43,157,089 1,014,550,948
United States 20,732 473,839 26,485,413 81,188,382 1,007,369,609
United States 14,375 461,364 8,304,760 35,999,620 868,352,534
United States 2,742 206,104 6,206,051 24,958,218 810,500,335