With nearly 750,000,000 upload views in less than one year, JustinBieberVEVO has become one of YouTube’s most viewed and controversial channels. Tween and teen girls have fallen head over heels for the teenage heartthrob and have helped Bieber establish a big presence in pop music despite limited radio airplay.
His fans have also helped him earn YouTube’s most viewed video. After surpassing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video in July, Justin Bieber has recently surpassed 300,000,000 views with his video “Baby.” Having been out approximately six months, “Baby” has accumulated an average of 50,000,000 views each month, over 1.5 million daily views
Justin Bieber’s views can’t be entirely credited to his fans. Currently, “Baby” has a ratio of 268,329 likes to 211,900 dislikes. Baby has a sizable advantage as YouTube’s most viewed video, but it’s entirely possible that the dislikes on the video could surpass the likes within the upcoming months. The comments section of “Baby” and other Justin Bieber videos are also bombarded with negative feedback from critics.
Justin Bieber hasn’t been the most successful artist in terms of airplay and popularity. However, add up all the support he gets from his fans, the verbal hatred he receives from critics who loathe what he has contributed to the music industry, and the lack of indifference, Justin Bieber has become one of America’s most controversial and recognized stars.