Queen Reaches Huge YouTube Milestone on YouTube: Hits One Billion Views (Video below)
Congratulations to Queen, as the video for their classic hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has just been certified as the oldest clip on YouTube to amass one billion views.
Brian May and Roger Taylor are celebrating the news by teaming up with Universal Music and YouTube/Google to create a newly digitally remastered version of the original clip, which premiered on “Top of the Pops” in England in November 1975.
We are honoured that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has just hit one billion views on YouTube,” Brian May and Roger Taylor said as part of the announcement. “We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we’ll see you on the road somewhere.”
The campaign–which creates three new “user-generated” videos to be made for three different Queen tracks, to be collated from submissions at the YouAreTheChampions.com website–includes the tracks “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “A Kind of Magic.”
Queen is set to appear at Madison Square Garden August 6 and 7.