Since the early 2000s, a video streaming service we all know and love as Vevo has been dropping our favorite videos via Youtube or the app in a seemingly exclusive manner.
With two months left until 2020, Vevo shared their data with HipHopDX revealing the top 10 Hip Hop videos over the last 10 years.
“Since our launch 10 years ago, Hip has continued to grow exponentially,” Jordan Glickson, Vice President of Music and Talent at Vevo says. “Hip Hop culture is pop culture, touching every corner of our consciousness. These 10 videos reflect that, as well as highlighting Hip Hop’s diversity as both a genre and a culture. From new artists to veterans, viral sensations to stadium anthems, and solos to superstar collaborations, our biggest hip-hop videos show the breadth of styles that Vevo viewers are watching, over and over and over again.”
The list shockingly defies all odds as the most popular song is that which was made most popular from the likes of elementary kids and preteens worldwide.
“Drake, Eminem, DJ Khaled, Future – none of these artists are a surprise to see on this list,” Glickson notes. “But Silentó taking the top spot is a testament to the power of a viral video. The young Atlanta rapper caught lightning in a bottle when he created a track that was truly enjoyed by people of all ages. This song and its accompanying video became ubiquitous at any gathering, from weddings to bar mitzvahs to children’s parties. Soon everyone was learning to Whip and Nae Nae and Stanky Leg (not well, mind you), and over a billion and a half views later, Silentó has staked his claim on the all-time video charts.”
After seeing the power of social media and a catchy dance routine with an, even more, catchier chorus, don’t be surprised at what breaks records in the next decade.
“Hip Hop is only going to continue to grow, and diversify,” Glickson added. “From “mainstream” to “underground,” artists are creating and collaborating across sub-genres like never before. Creating party anthems one minute, and lyrical exhibitions the next. It’s what makes us so excited about Ctrl, our new series that’s showcasing the performance ability of a wide range of artists that stretches from Rapsody and Joell Ortiz to Lil Tjay and Trippie Redd.”
Check out the list below:
10. Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower”
Total Views: 291M
09. Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Total Views: 305M
08. Tyga – “Taste”
Total Views: 316M
07. Future f. The Weeknd – “Low Life”
Total Views: 318
06. Eminem f. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Total Views: 320M
05. DJ Khaled f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”
Total Views: 324M
04. Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Total Views: 325M
03. Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
Total Views: 327M
02. Post Malone f. Quavo – “Congratulations”
Total Views: 479M
01. Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Total Views: 527M