'Baby Shark' becomes the first YouTube video to hit 10 billion views

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(CNN)"Baby Shark," the inescapable earworm beloved by immoderate children and often feared by their parents, has deed a caller milestone -- 10 cardinal views connected YouTube.

Not lone is it the most-viewed video connected the platform, a record it acceptable successful November 2020, but it's present the lone video connected the tract to scope 10 cardinal views, YouTube confirmed to CNN.

The kids' song, masterminded by South Korean acquisition institution Pinkfong and performed by Korean-American vocalist Hope Segoine, debuted successful 2016 and was a viral deed successful Asia but didn't jam itself into Americans' corporate consciousness until 2019. Since then, it's been turned into a Nickelodeon TV show, a cereal, a unrecorded show and the rallying outcry of the Washington Nationals passim their World Series-winning season. It adjacent made the Billboard Top 40 astatine 1 constituent and inspired the Jamie Tartt chant connected Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso."

    YouTube's most-watched video depicts 2 existent children demonstrating the "Baby Shark dance" portion the titular animated shark and his household -- including a mustachioed "Grandpa Shark" -- aquatics serenely and aboriginal effort to hunt the kids. They fail, though, and the kids observe their information portion the sharks ticker from afar, forks successful fin.

      Its occurrence was somewhat accidental: In 2019, Pinkfong's US CEO Bin Jeong told CNN the institution hadn't expected the clip to instrumentality disconnected the mode it did, saying, "the ones that marque it, marque it connected their own."

      To observe the astir caller "special milestone," Pinkfong invited kids each implicit the satellite to stock their "Baby Shark Dance moments" with the company.

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