“Baby Shark,” which weaseled its way into our homes and ears, has hit a major milestone.
The YouTube video featuring the children’s tune finally amassed 10 billion views, making it the first clip on the platform to do so.
Since it passed the record-breaking marker, it garnered another 8.7 million views as of Friday.
” ‘Baby Shark Dance’ became the first video in history to hit 10 billion views on YouTube,” the Pinkfong company, creator of the video, tweeted, along with a call for fans to share their favorite dance moments.
“Ten billion views doo doo doo doo doo doo,” the tweet continued to the tune of the popular track.
The original video, posted in 2016, features the singing of then-10-year-old Hope Segoine and was an instant hit amongst kids everywhere.
Last year, the creators of the tune debuted an animated series with Nickelodeon Animation Studio called “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” Since its premiere, it has garnered more than 26 million viewers across Nickelodeon’s various channels.
Despite originally being recorded for kids, the catchy track expanded its audience last year after it appeared in the popular Apple TV+ show “Ted Lasso.”
In the series, one of Lasso’s soccer players earns his own fan chant to the tune: “Jamie Tartt, doo doo doo doo doo doo.”
Pinkfong said it “achieved more views than the entire human population with its video.”
“Baby Shark,” complete with its own dance, is “one of the most notable cultural phenomena generating tremendous amounts of engagement across the world,” according to the parent company.