2016’s most viewed music videos revealed

YouTube and Vevo unveil their end-of-year lists

The biggest music videos of the year have been revealed.

Both YouTube and Vevo have released separate lists of their most-viewed videos of 2016, with slightly different results.

YouTube’s most-viewed video worldwide was Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work from Home’, which came third in Vevo’s countdown. It was followed by Calvin Harris’ ‘This Is What You Came For’, which was placed fourth in Vevo’s list.

Vevo’s most-viewed video of the year, meanwhile, was Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’, followed by Adele’s ‘Hello’. The music video platform has also unveiled separate UK and US lists, with Bieber topping both.

See the full lists below and check out lists of NME‘s Albums of the Year and Songs of the Year.

YouTube’s worldwide most-viewed videos of 2016:
Fifth Harmony – Work from Home feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For feat. Rihanna
Nicky Jam – Hasta el Amanecer
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric Video) feat. Halsey
Rihanna – Work (Explicit) feat. Drake
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) feat. Sean Paul
Zayn – Pillowtalk
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Vevo’s worldwide most-viewed videos of 2016:
Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 1,824,823,909
Adele – Hello – 1,255,754,358
Fifth Harmony – Work from Home – 1,173,014,751
Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) – 1,008,115,358
Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean? – 1,002,151,667
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 966,846,883
Drake – Hotline Bling – 899,014,469
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk – 825,589,463
Rihanna – Work (Explicit) – 800,984,121
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) – 776,806,154

Vevo’s UK most-viewed videos of 2016:
Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 87,152,761
Fifth Harmony – Work from Home – 68,826,339
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 65,616,618
Adele – Hello – 50,894,044
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) – 50,583,787
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit) – 49,306,678
Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) – 46,417,510
Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean? – 45,442,430
Shawn Mendes – Stitches (Official Video) – 44,603,140
ZAYN – PILLOWTALK – 42,939,753

Vevo’s US most-viewed videos of 2016:
Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 210,948,179
Adele – Hello – 204,603,192
Fifth Harmony – Work from Home – 200,347,587
Drake – Hotline Bling – 173,973,993
Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (Official) – 163,948,557
Future – Low Life – 158,771,709
The Weeknd – The Hills – 145,661,617
The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) – 142,680,045
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement) – 134,602,893
Rihanna – Work (Explicit) – 125,578,425
Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) – 116,576,685