Making its debut on July 2nd, 2016, one of the most notable tunes in our fluffy friend Marshmello’s discography, ‘Alone,‘ not only just recently turned two years old but also hit an incredible landmark. That’s right, ‘Alone‘ just surpassed the impressive 1 billion views mark! The long sought-after accolade has since been dominated by tunes like PSY’s 2012 release ‘Gangnam Style,’ Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth’s 2015 smash ‘See You Again‘ and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito‘ which is only a year old! No matter how many have surpassed the mark already Marshmello’s accomplishment is something unique as the international sensation is just the third electronic-based artist to set the bar behind The Chainsmokers ‘Closer‘ with 2.1 billion views & Martin Garrix’ ‘Animals‘ with 1.2 billion views.
Some of the closet to follow up on Marshmello and the trio’s feats to hit that mythical milestone are currently David Guetta with his late hit, ‘Play Hard‘ sporting nearly 900 million views, DJ Snake and his 2014 hit with rapper Lil Jon ‘Turn Down For What‘ with 800 million views, & Skrillex with his 2012 hit ‘Bangarang‘ with close to 700 million views. Of course, the most impressive part about Marshmello’s feats is the time it took to complete the massive accomplishment. It’s no doubt ‘Animals‘ took over the world when the tune broke, but it still took over 5 years for the tune to break the 1 billion mark. It’s no surprise that both the artists who broke 1 billion views mark did it in two years while also taking the eventual turn to pop.
Take part in the celebration by watching Marshmello’s ‘Alone‘ again below: