"Mi Gente" by J Balvin (left) featuring Willy William (right) is the most-viewed French music video with over 2.8 billion views as of February 2021.

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In 2012, "Je m'appelle Funny Bear" by German virtual singer Gummibär became the first French music video to reached 100 million views.

Billion View Club

An early metric of a video's popularity was the so-called Billion View Club, denoting videos which had succeeded in reaching over 1 billion views since their initial upload.[1] In October 2017, "Mi Gente" is the first French music video to reach one billion views, it's also the 27th most viewed video on the site.

As of April 2021, 13 videos have exceeded 400 million views.

No. Video name Uploader Views (billions) Upload date Note
1. "Mi Gente"[2] Colombia J Balvin feat. France Willy William 2.98 June 30, 2017 [A]
As of September 20, 2021

Top videos

The following table lists top-20 most-viewed French music videos on YouTube with their approximative view count, uploader, artist, language and upload date.[3]

Top 20 Most-viewed French music videos
No. Video name Uploader Views (millions) Upload date Note
2. "Papaoutai"[4] Belgium Stromae 885.6 June 6, 2013 [B]
3. "Djadja"[6] Mali Aya Nakamura 844.0 April 6, 2018 [C]
4. "Dernière Danse"[8] France Indila 856.7 December 4, 2013
5. "Ego"[9] France Willy William 838.1 November 2, 2015
6. "Les Menottes"[10] Algeria L'Algérino 679.8 May 5, 2017
7. "Zemër"[11] Albania Dhurata Dora feat. Algeria Soolking 673.3 April 19, 2019 [D]
8. "Sapés comme jamais"[12] Democratic Republic of the Congo Maître Gims feat. France Niska 530.4 October 19, 2015
9. "Bella"[13] Democratic Republic of the Congo Maître Gims 526.9 June 19, 2013
10. "Je m'appelle Funny Bear"[14] Germany Gummibär 497.1 October 15, 2007 [E]
11. "Chocolat"[15] Morocco Lartiste feat. France Awa Imani 475.2 February 17, 2017
12. "Hola Señorita"[16] Colombia Maluma feat. Democratic Republic of the Congo Gims 477.2 May 10, 2019
13. "Libérée, délivrée"[17] United States La Reine des Neiges 417.6 December 10, 2013 [F]
14. "Mafiosa"[18] Morocco Lartiste feat. Brazil Caroliina 400.6 February 21, 2018
15. "Est-ce que tu m'aimes?"[19] Democratic Republic of the Congo Maître Gims 399.5 May 4, 2015
16. "Andalouse"[20] France Kendji Girac 370.4 September 26, 2014
17. "Magic in the Air"[21] Ivory Coast Magic System feat. Morocco Chawki 363.7 March 17, 2014
18. "Bande Organisée"[22] France Jul, SCH, Kofs, Naps, Soso Maness, Elams, Solda and Houari 379.5 August 15, 2020
19. "On écrit sur les murs"[23] France Kids United 350.7 October 5, 2015
20. "Ramenez la coupe à la maison"[24] France Vegedream 381.4 July 19, 2018
As of September 20, 2021

Notes

  1. ^ "Mi Gente" is the first French music video to reach one billion views on October 2017, two billion views on September 2018.
  2. ^ "Papaoutai" was the most-viewed French music video until 2017.[5]
  3. ^ "Djadja" is the most-viewed French music video by female singer.[7]
  4. ^ "Zemër" is the second most-viewed Albanian music video on YouTube.
  5. ^ "Je m'appelle Funny Bear" is the most-viewed French music video of 2000s, most-viewed French music video until 2014, and the first French music video to surpassed 100 million views in 2012.
  6. ^ Vocals by Anaïs Delva

See also

References

  1. ^ "'Mi gente' de J Balvin alcanzó un billón de vistas en YouTube". Noticias RCN (in Spanish). 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ J. Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video) on YouTube
  3. ^ "Les chansons francophones les plus vues classement (Playlist)". YouTube. 11 August 2021. Archived from the original on 23 August 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ Stromae - Papaoutai on YouTube
  5. ^ Scott Sayer. "Stromae: Disillusion, With a Dance Beat". the New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  6. ^ Aya Nakamura - Djadja (Clip officiel) on YouTube
  7. ^ Manens, François (6 December 2018). "YouTube France : connaissez vous la vidéo la plus vue en 2018 ?" (in French). Numerama. Retrieved 29 August 2019..
  8. ^ Indila - Dernière Danse (Clip Officiel) on YouTube
  9. ^ Willy William - Ego (Clip officiel) on YouTube
  10. ^ L'Algerino - Les Menottes (Tching Tchang Tchong) on YouTube
  11. ^ Dhurata Dora ft. Soolking - Zemër on YouTube
  12. ^ Maître Gims - Sapés comme jamais (Clip officiel) ft. Niska on YouTube
  13. ^ Maître Gims - Bella (Clip officiel) on YouTube
  14. ^ Je m'appelle Funny Bear - Full French Version - Gummy Bear Song on YouTube
  15. ^ Lartiste - Chocolat feat. Awa Imani (Clip officiel) on YouTube
  16. ^ Gims, Maluma - Hola Senorita (Maria) [Official Video] on YouTube
  17. ^ La Reine des Neiges - Libérée, délivrée | Disney on YouTube
  18. ^ Lartiste - Mafiosa feat. Caroliina (Clip Officiel) on YouTube
  19. ^ Maître Gims - Est-ce que tu m'aimes ? (Clip officiel) on YouTube
  20. ^ Kendji Girac - Andalouse (Clip Officiel) on YouTube
  21. ^ MAGIC SYSTEM - Magic In The Air Feat. Chawki [Clip Officiel] on YouTube
  22. ^ Bande Organisée] on YouTube
  23. ^ KIDS UNITED - On Ecrit Sur Les Murs (Clip Officiel) on YouTube
  24. ^ RAMENEZ LA COUPE A LA MAISON on YouTube