She joins the list of famous names sharing tributes to the song since its release over a month ago, which now includes Rick Ross, James Corden, Ellen Degeneres, The Maccabees, Demi Lovato and Lionel Richie, the latter of whom engaged with a meme that emerged after ‘Hello’’s debut.
‘Hello’ broke Vevo’s most-viewed record, beating Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video, which brought 20.1 million views in a day after its debut on May 17. ‘Hello’ earned 27.7m. YouTube reported that at one point 1.6m people watched the video in a single 60 minute period. For comparison, the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer peaked at 1.2m views per hour.
The song also broke Shazam records, with two people Shazaming the song every second since its release at one point. “No single has ever been Shazamed so much in its first day,” Daniel Danker, the company’s Chief Product Officer told BBC Newsbeat after the song was Shazamed 200,000 times in 24 hours.
See Britney’s tribute to the song below – a slowed down pirouette: