Introducing The YouTube Music Viral Charts

November 29, 2016

Today we’re launching another charts feature on youtube.com/artists, called Viral Videos, where we’ll be spotlighting 50 music videos that are catching fire on YouTube each week. This is in addition to charts we’ve launched that show you the most popular tracks, artists, and music videos on YouTube.

To give a sense of the breadth of genres and artists that comprise the Viral Videos chart, we’ve put together a recap of the top 10, below:

1. Britney Spears ft. Tinashe -"Slumber Party"

The Princess of Pop ascends to the top of this week’s Viral Chart with the second single from her 2016 album Glory.



2. Kehlani - "Distraction"

Following up her immensely successful mix tapes, Kehlani’s “Distraction,” the second single from her upcoming debut album, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE, is in the second spot.



3. Shakira ft. Maluma - "Chantaje"

With the help of YouTube’s sizable Latin viewership, Shakira’s “Chantaje” lands at #3.



4. Lil’ Yachty ft. Quavo, Skippa da Flippa - "Minnesota"

The newly released video for “Minnesota,” the second of the two tracks that garnered Lil’ Yachty tremendous attention in 2015 (the first is “1 night”), is the fourth-most viral music video this week.



5. Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth - "Make Me (Cry)"

Noah Cyrus continues to set herself apart from elder sister Miley with this Lana Del Rey-esque ballad, at #5.



6. Pentatonix - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Pentatonix’s characteristically polished five-part harmony of a traditional English carol, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” is gaining traction in time for Christmas.



7. Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - "Side to Side" (Live From The 2016 American Music Awards)

Ariana Grande’s American Music Awards performance of the immensely popular “Side To Side” — the track received over 500 million views in under 3 months — was one of our most viral videos last week.



8. Piko Taro - "PPAP vs AXEL F"

Piko Taro's viral “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” meets Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F,” the classic 80s track featured in Beverly Hills Cop.



9. OK Go - "The One Moment"

OK Go maintain their tradition of releasing some of the most imaginative videos on YouTube with “The One Moment.” It’s also the newest video in our Viral Chart top 10, released on Nov. 24.



10. Grace VanderWaal - "I Don't Know My Name"

Grace Vanderwaal is the youngest artist on our Viral Chart this week. The twelve-year-old ukulele player and singer-songwriter debuts the video for “I Don’t Know My Name,” made up of her fans’ artwork, at #10.



To check out the rest of the Top 50, head over to the YouTube Charts page and click the Viral Videos tab.
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