Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Tops 2016's Most-Viewed Video on YouTube's Vevo

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Vevo has revealed the most watched music videos on its channel for 2016 across its various territories.

Vevo has revealed the most watched music videos on its channel for 2016 across its various territories.

 

Bieber scored three of the top 10 most-watched Vevo videos this year. Justin leads the way with his No. 1 hit “Sorry,” which was watched on Vevo over 1.8 billion times. According to the video’s page on YouTube (Vevo and YouTube are often connected, and the same video can collect plays on both sites simultaneously), the internationally-adored dance-pop tune just became the latest clip to reach the two billion-view mark. The song was originally shared in late 2015, but it remained incredibly popular throughout 2016 as well, and it grabbed most of its plays this year. The Canadian singer's "What Do You Mean?" and "Love Yourself" placed fifth and sixth on the list.

Adele's "Hello" was second with more than 1.2 billion plays. Fifth Harmony placed third with "Work from Home."

Vevo also says David Bowie's videos received the biggest number of views in a 24-hour period outside of new releases. Bowie's videos were viewed 51 million times in the period following his death in January.

Here are the most-viewed music videos in the world for 2016:

Justin Bieber - Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) - 1,824,823,909

Adele - Hello - 1,255,754,358

Fifth Harmony - Work from Home - 1,173,014,751

Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For (Official Video) - 1,008,115,358

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? - 1,002,151,667

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement) - 966,846,883

Drake - Hotline Bling - 899,014,469

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk - 825,589,463

Rihanna - Work (Explicit) - 800,984,121

The Chainsmokers - Closer (Lyric) - 776,806,154