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Rihanna, Calvin Harris join YouTube Billion Club

Britain's Prince Harry, Rihanna and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart applaud the recitation of the national anthem during a concert in Bridgetown in Barbados November 30, 2016. — Reuters pic
Britain's Prince Harry, Rihanna and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart applaud the recitation of the national anthem during a concert in Bridgetown in Barbados November 30, 2016. — Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1 — Calvin Harris and Rihanna joined an exclusive club on Tuesday when their smash This Is What You Came For joined the list of YouTube/Vevo videos that have racked up more than 1 billion views.

At press time, they were firmly over the unicorn line with 1,002,130,797 views, squeaking ahead of Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song, which has a mere 998.2 million looks.

While crossing the billi line was a rare feat just a few years ago — back in December 2012, Psy’s Gangnam Style was the first clip to do it — there are now 33 other music videos that have entered the club, including multiples from Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Adele, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony.

Here’s a look at the other members, according to YouTube.

(All figures accurate as of press time.)

1.  Psy, Gangnam Style — 2,697,439,562

2.  Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again — 2,221,596,227

3.  Justin Bieber, Sorry — 2,030,847,406

4.  Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk — 2,004,011,931

5.  Taylor Swift, Blank Space — 1,865,192,961

6.  Adele, Hello — 1,799,328,246

7.  Taylor Swift, Shake it Off — 1,760,377,991

8.  Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ, Lean On — 1,752,712,191

9.  Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona, Bailando (Spanish version) — 1,746,934,535

10. Katy Perry, Roar — 1,653,481,503

11. Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass — 1,642,193,226

12. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, Dark Horse — 1,607,147,842

13. Maroon 5, Sugar — 1,588,655,520

14. OneRepublic, Counting Stars — 1,541,732,297

15.       Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris, Baby — 1,497,011,397

16.       Sia, Chandelier — 1,467,981,375

17.       Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud — 1,390,215,916

18.       Justin Bieber, What Do You Mean? — 1,367,725,925

19.       Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do — 1,318,715,641

20.       Shakira, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) — 1,241,271,323

21.       Passenger, Let Her Go — 1,222,682,991

22.       Eminem feat. Rihanna, Love the Way You Lie — 1,203,672,920

23.       LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem — 1,203,297,856

24.       Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink, Worth It — 1,194,908,343

25.       Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Work From Home — 1,163,703,032

26.       Avicii, Wake Me Up — 1,148,626,738

27.       Silento, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) — 1,123,100,900

28.       Romeo Santos, Propuesta Indecente — 1,102,255,471

29.       MAGIC!, Rude — 1,101,492,835

30.       J. Balvin, Ay Vamos — 1,039,999,269

31.       Drake, Hotline Bling — 1,036,648,926

32.       Psy, Gentleman — 1,011,077,336

33.       Adele, Rolling in the Deep — 1,006,445,251

34.       Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, This is What You Came For — 1,002,314,013. — Billboard/Bloomberg

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