Alexa, don’t play “Despacito” — it’s Baby Shark’s time to shine.
On Nov. 2, “Baby Shark Dance,” from South Korean brand Pinkfong, formally outperformed the tune by Luis Fonsi (highlighting Daddy Yankee) as the most saw YouTube video ever, having piled up 7.05 billion perspectives to 7.04 billion.
The infectious children tune itself is an old kids’ song with ambiguous origins, yet in 2016, Pinkfong made an energetic remix. After two years, the video detonated in popularity with the #BabySharkChallenge, and has since gone from a youngsters’ top pick into image. Pinkfong later extended the Baby Shark brand into a realm, with applications, new videos, merchandise, and an upcoming TV show.
“Baby Shark Dance” hit the Billboard 100 in January 2019, while likewise turning into the most seen instructive YouTube video ever. (Is it instructive? Easily proven wrong, however it’s recorded as such on YouTube.)
It has kept on climb the charts, surpassing music videos like “Gangnam Style” and “See You Again” and even individual kids’ video behemoth “Masha and the Bear — Recipe for Disaster.” Now “Baby Shark Dance” has defeated the last supervisor for a ultimate throne.
Of the triumph, Min Seok Kim, CEO of Pinkfong parent company Smart Study, stated: “Without the love and support of fans around the world, Baby Shark’s new record would have been impossible. We’re very honored by this record and will continue to focus on delivering high-quality entertainment beyond the digital platforms.”
Baby Shark’s social dominance just keeps on developing. they, for one, welcome our adorable shark overlords.