Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Adele and Rihanna: Vevo reveals its most-viewed music videos of 2016

Justin Bieber had three videos in the top 10 most-viewed

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 08 December 2016 11:02 GMT
Rihanna drops her video "Work."
Rihanna drops her video "Work." (RihannaVEVO/YouTube)

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

Five of the top 10 racked up over a billion views worldwide each.

Justin Bieber's 'Sorry’ had a whopping 1.8bn views, while Calvin Harris’ 'This is What You Came For' also crossed the 1bn mark. Bieber managed to get three videos in the top 10 most-viewed.

Adele’s ‘Hello’ attracted 1.2bn worldwide views for the year.

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

Worldwide Chart: Top Videos 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

Vevo's figures for the year also revealed that David Bowie broke a new record on the day he died. On 11 January 2016, his catalogue recorded the most views for any artist in a single day on Vevo: almost 51 million.

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