Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Achieves Massive Record On YouTube | Music News

BACK IN THE DAY: Queen, along with the late Freddie Mercury (third from left) in its hedonistic heyday in the 1970s.


The music video for Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has become the oldest video to reach one billion views on Youtube.


44 years after it was released, Queen’s music video is still breaking records as it is the first music video from the 70’s to achieve that amount of views. Actually, it is the first music video released prior to 1990 to score one billion views on the biggest online video platform.


The British rock band already made history back in the day when they released the music video to promote their 1975’s single “Bohemian Rhapsody”, as it is deemed the first ever promotional music video.


Needless to say, Queen already was and always will be considered rock legends, but it looks like the recent Freddie Mercury biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody has put the band in the spotlight again. I guess we should thank film director Bryan Singer for bringing Queen’s anthems back for the new generations to enjoy.


To celebrate the new record, the band has launched a newly remastered HD version of the video on its Youtube channel. Queen has also teamed up with YouTube Music, Hollywood Records and Universal Music Group to release You Are the Champions, a project that gives fans the opportunity to take a starring role in three new user-generated videos for three of their most acclaimed songs.


“We are honored that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has just hit one billion views on YouTube”, Brian May and Roger Taylor said.


“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”.


If you are a singer or you play any instrument, you may be able to take on “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Visual artists can submit original designs based on “A Kind of Magic” lyrics and dancers can send their choreographies for “Don’t Stop Me Now” to the band website. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it!



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