The smash song “New Rules” by Dua Lipa has just passed 1 billion views on YouTube making her the youngest female solo act to reach the milestone. The video took 223 days to hit 1 billion which means it’s also one of the 15 fastest growing videos to hit the huge number.
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“New Rules” was first released in July of 2017 where it racked up 2.3 million views is 24 hours. The single went on to hit #1 in the UK and #7 on Billboards Hot 100.
According to Music Business Worldwide:
Since releasing ‘New Rules’, Dua Lipa’s YouTube subscriber base has grown over 510% percent, leaping from 800,000 to over 4.9m subscribers.
She has earned 247m views in the US and around the world in countries such as Brazil (179m), Mexico (175m), the UK (143m), Indonesia (98m), Germany (82m), Philippines (67m) and Italy (63m).
Lyor Cohen – YouTube’s Head of Global Music – said “It’s been amazing to watch her journey from sharing covers on YouTube to now being covered by fans across the globe.”
He also “couldn’t be happier to welcome her to YouTube’s Billion Views Club.”