Claudia Leitte Parties Way to No. 1 on Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Claudia Leitte dances during the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on Feb. 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Claudia Leitte dances during the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on Feb. 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The runner-up of’s Carnival Queen poll leads the February ranking, while Guns N’ Roses takes three of the top 10 slots.

A few weeks after finishing runner-up to Ivete Sangalo in a poll crowning 2017’s Carnival Queen during Brazil’s carnival that ran Feb. 17-March 5, Claudia Leitte leads Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart for February.

The chart is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, according to data provided by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views, rather than representing a ranking of the videos' overall views.

Leitte, a Brazilian axé singer who’s found great success in her home country and in Latin America as a whole with her music and as a coach on Brazil’s iteration of The Voice, crowns the chart at No. 1 with a four-and-a-half-minute clip published to the social media service on Feb. 24 from the 2017 carnival. Leitte performed at the event alongside Sangalo and other Latin American stars.

The video racked up 3.3 million views in its first seven days, according to Shareablee, while also accruing 274,000 reactions and 32,000 comments – not bad for a shorter clip (versus, say, Snoop Dogg’s No. 1 video last month, which ran for just over a half hour).

The chart also includes three – count ‘em, three – videos from Guns N’ Roses, coming in at Nos. 2, 3 and 10. All three videos were live performances from the rockers’ concerts during a tour in Australia and New Zealand. The top clip was an extended four-minute solo from the band’s Slash (No. 2), followed by performances of AC/DC songs – “Whole Lotta Rosie” (No. 3) and “Riff Raff” (No. 10) – with AC/DC’s guitarist Angus Young.

The Slash solo video in particular earned 2.1 million views in its first seven days (it was posted Feb. 4) and had a high sharing rate, with 30,000 in all – the most of any on this month’s chart.

View the entire top 10, including posts from Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Linkin Park and more, below.

10. Guns N' Roses

9. Snoop Dogg

8. Daddy Yankee

7. Linkin Park

6. Slash

5. Mariah Carey

4. Ricky Martin

3. Guns N' Roses

2. Guns N' Roses

1. Claudia Leitte


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