Major Lazer and DJ Snake‘s music video for “Lean On” has eclipsed 1 billion plays on YouTube. The video, which features vocalist MØ, was published on March 22nd of last year and has averaged more than 3,000,000 plays per day. According to Census.gov, the video has received roughly one play per 7 people on the planet. It’s the 16th YouTube upload to eclipse 1 billion views and ranks first in views among videos published in the last year:
- ‘Lean On’ Major Lazor & DJ Snake feat. MØ (1B)
- ‘Sugar’ Maroon 5 (973M)
- ‘Hello’ Adele (917M)
- ‘Love Me Like You Do’ Ellie Goulding (901M)
Diplo had posted the following statement describing the cultural influences of the video:
“India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget.“
The music video was directed by Tim Erem, produced by Per Welen and Diktator, and edited by Leila Sarraf.