Since it was founded, YouTube has grown into a destination where people find and watch what they love the most – no matter where they are. To understand better what drives people from around the world to watch online video, we looked at a list of 14 firsts from YouTube’s 14-year history, where we saw people passionately engaged with online videos.
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1 Ariana Grande, "thank u, next," Nov. 2018 and BTS "(방탄소년단) 'IDOL' Official MV," Aug. 2018.
2 SpaceX, "Falcon Heavy Test Flight," Feb. 2018.
3 Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, 2017–2019.
4 YouTube, "#YouTubeAsksObama," Jan. 2015.
5 OfficialPsy, “Psy - Gangnam Style(강남스타일) M/V,” July 2012.
6 RedBull, "Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights," Oct. 2012.
7 YouTube Blog, "Bringing the Global Games to a New Global Stadium," July 2012.
8 MeansTV, "Nyan Cat [original]," April 2011.
10 Judson Laipply, "Evolution of Dance," April 2006.
11 Sport Bible, "Throwback: Ronaldinho Breaks the Internet with Iconic Youtube Video, Nov. 2017.