According to a report by Forbes on Saturday (July 14), the “November Rain” video by Guns N’ Roses has become the first music video from the ‘90s to hit over a billion YouTube streams. Forbes also reported that the band holds the title of biggest ‘80s hit as well, with their video for “Sweet Child O' Mine,” which has nearly 695 million views.
Released in 1992, the video for “November Rain” has been rapidly racking up views, with an estimated average of 560,000 views per day in 2017. The popularity of the video shifted away from the US in 2018 -- with 83 percent of views coming from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. As part of their Not In This Lifetime… reunion tour, the band played 13 shows in South America in 2017, including dates in both Argentina and Brazil.
Guns N’ Roses have been flooded with success since Axl Rose and Slash began sharing the stage once again on their reunion tour in 2016, now in its ninth leg. The tour is currently the fourth highest grossing tour of all time, having grossed 480 million dollars so far.