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Top 10 most popular music videos 2016

Emily 31 de January del 2017 celebrities
The video platform YouTube recently published the list of the most popular music videos during 2016. And happily, there is a noticeable presence of Hispanic singers. The girls group Fifth Harmony, in which 3 out of 5 of the members have a Latino background, got the first place on the list with almost 1.2 billion views on YouTube with the hit Work from Home.

The second place was for the Scottish singer and model Calvin Harris, who sings the single This Is What You Came For featuring Rihanna. This video has more than 1 billion plays. On the other hand, Hasta el amanecer by Nicky Jam gathered more than 870 million views, getting third place.

Let’s have a look of the top 10 most popular music videos on YouTube from last year.

Top Ten Most Popular Videos

Most popular music videos on YouTube 2016

  1. Fifth Harmony- Work from Home- Ft Ty Dolla $ign.

The female group worked hard and got first place. Their single “Work from Home” featuring Ty Dolla $ign leads the list of the most played videos on YouTube with well over a billion views.

  1. Calvin Harris- This Is What You Came For- Ft Rihanna.

Another song that was on the top during last year was Calvin Harris. And of course, his featured artist Rihanna was definitely the Hip Hop Queen of 2016. This collaboration was not unnoticed by YouTube users. The video of “This Is What You Came For” was the second most visited during 2016.

  1. Nicky Jam- Hasta el amanecer.

Another Latino managed to jump into the list, this time with a Latin song. Nicky Jam and his video “Hasta el amanecer” positioned in third place of the most popular music videos of the year. The Puerto Rican reggaeton singer is on the list for the first time, and it is certain he will continue to make good videos like this one during 2017.

  1. The Chainsmokers- Closer-Ft Halsey.

With more than 812 million views, the “lyric video” (with the lyrics of the single) for the very popular song “Closer” by the Chainsmokers is the fourth most watched video of the year on YouTube.

  1. Rihanna-Work-Ft Drake.

2016 was an excellent year for Rihanna, at least if we talk about videos. With more than 796 million views, the video of her single “Work” with the Canadian artist Drake reached the fifth place of the most watched on YouTube.

  1. Mike Posner-I Took a Pill in Ibiza.

The American singer Mike Posner got in sixth with his video “I took a Pill in Ibiza” with around 702 million views during the year.

  1. Sia-Cheap Thrills- Ft Sean Paul.

The Australian singer and composer Sia and Jamaican artist Sean Paul got seventh place with the video of her song “Cheap Thrills” with more than 693 million of views during the year.

  1. Zayn-Pillowtalk.

The former One Direction member Zayn Malik reached number 8 on the most popular videos with “Pillowtalk”. The video reached 650 million views, maybe because of the Top Model Gigi Hadid, or just simply because this British performer has gained popularity since his One Direction break up.

  1. Coldplay-Hymn for the Weekend.

Another hit for this British band with the video of their single “Hymn for the Weekend” with around 621 million views last year. The popularity of this band is growing every year, and with the video of this song they have shown they have millions of loyal fans around the world.

  1. Twenty-One Pilots- Heathens.

These guys from Columbus got last place of this top ten list made by YouTube. The video of their single “Heathens” received more than 479 million visitors last year. This song belongs to the soundtrack of the film Suicide Squad.

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