YouTube has confirmed that Guns ‘N Roses’ No. 1 single Sweet Child O’ Mine is now officially the first music video from the ‘80s to enter the platform’s Billion Views Club.
According to an official press release, Guns N' Roses’ Sweet Child O' Mine video caps an ‘80s Top 5 comprised of A-ha - Take On Me (943M), Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (786M), The Police - Every Breath You Take (699M) and Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (694M).
Previously, Guns N’ Roses’ 1992 video for November Rain broke records in 2018 as the first (and so far only) video from the ‘90s to reach 1 Billion views. It was trailed by Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (968M), The Cranberries - Zombie (962M), Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (859M) and 4 Non Blondes - What's Up (765M).
To mark the milestone YouTube have released some stats on Guns N' Roses' performance on the platform. The group have more than 6.7 million YouTube and were one of the top 200 most viewed artists of 2019 globally on YouTube. Daily views of Guns N’ Roses have averaged 3.1M in 2019, moreover they have already earned over 895M views in 2019, earning massive numbers in countries like the United States (163M), Brazil (117M), Mexico (112M), Argentina (48M), and Colombia (37M).
The official music video for Sweet Child O’ Mine has seen an average of 590K daily views in 2019.