Despite the popularity of games, nursery rhymes and other kinds of content on YouTube, it’s music videos that continue to be the service’s biggest hitters in terms of individual view-counts.
What’s more, eight of them have reached 1bn views in 2015, with only Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ and Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ hitting the total before that.
Tubefilter notes that the Khalifa/Puth track took just six months to reach its 12-figure milestone, just a month more than Psy’s record.
“For ten years, the Billion View Club was one of the most exclusive circles on YouTube,” claimed the company. “But in 2015, things changed.”