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As we discussed in this week’s global Top 50, an American animation studio is in bringing in viewers at a rate we’ve never seen before on YouTube. Given the unprecedented nature of the channel’s run of dominance, it only makes sense that its at the top of our US-only ranking, too. Meanwhile, further down the chart, some new music videos caused their respective performers’ digital traffic to soar.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes remains the most popular YouTube channel in the United States, or in any country, for that matter. The family-friendly entertainment hub, based in Southern California, received 1.09 billion views over the past seven days, surpassing the ten-digit viewership threshold for the second week in a row.
The three channels that lined up behind Cocomelon to claim spots two through four in our US-only chart — all of them are hubs aimed at young children — each held onto the positions they reached last week. Kids Diana Show, which finished as this week’s runner-up among American channels, received 593.6 million views over the measured period. Like Nastya, a perennial chart topper, reached #3 thanks to 488.9 million weekly views. Vlad and Niki rounded out the parade of children’s channels by picking up 483.5 million weekly views to claim the #4 spot in the chart.
Movieclips, the film video repository owned by Fandango, rounded out this week’s American top five. The Southern California-based entertainment hub picked up 301.2 million views this week.
What happens when two of the music industry’s most rabid fanbases are attracted to the same video? For Lady Gaga, the answer includes a spot in our US Top 50.
On May 22, the idiosyncratic entertainer released a music video for her song “Rain On Me,” which features fellow pop diva Ariana Grande. The clip, with its pulsing beat and cyberpunk-esque aesthetic, received more than 44 million views in its first three days on YouTube. That traffic accounts for the majority of the 72.3 million views the official Lady Gaga YouTube channel received during our chart’s most recent seven-day period.
That viewership represented a 162% increase over what the Gaga channel earned last week, and it took Ms. Germanotta from outside our US Top 50 all the way up to 27th place. With her next album, Chromatica, due out on May 22, don’t be surprised if Gaga becomes a fixture on our charts in the coming weeks and months.