Diamond Platnumz is now the only African musician to hit 1Billion views on YouTube.
Diamond achieved the fete after sharing at least 600 videos that entail music, behind the scenes, and tour performances. Platnumz talented videographer Lukamba went on Instagram to share a congratulatory message with the WCB CEO. He said, “This Was Not Easy Thing To Achieve BILLION Thanks To The Fans a BILLION Congratulations To The Boss.”
Here are the top five videos that propelled Diamond to 1B views:
1. Innoss’B Ft Diamond Platnumz – Yope Remix
The Yope remix is Diamond’s most viewed music video on YouTube. At the time of writing this artilcle the video had amassed over 92M views. This Lingala song introduced the Yope dance style to the world.
2. Diamond Platnumz Ft Mr Flavour – Nana
This song was among Diamond’s first collaboration with a Nigerian artist. The Nana video which was shot in South Africa has over 65M YouTube views. The song is about a campus love and features some captivating dance moves that contributed to its popularity.
3. Diamond Platnumz Ft Fally Ipupa – Inama
This is another Lingala song that has earned Diamond massive views online. He featured the new king of Lingala Fally Ipupa. It has garnered over 61M views less than a year after its release.
4. Diamond Platnumz ft Omarion – African Beauty
Notably, most of Diamond’s music videos with high views are from collaborations. This was Diamond’s second collaboration with an American artist after Ne-yo. The video has now amassed over 48.7M views.
5. Diamond Platnumz ft Ne-Yo – Marry You
Shot in Beverly Hills, the ‘Marry You’ video has garnered over 42M views. This was Diamond’s first collaboration with an American artiste. This video attracted high viewership considering that Ne-yo had his verse with some Swahili.
This article was first published on Mdundo.