Blake Shelton Post-Opry Live Stream Rules Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Miller Mobley
Blake Shelton photographed on June 10, 2016 at Starstruck Studios in Nashville. 

The clip, following the surprise performance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry April 11, earned 1.2 million views in its first seven days.

Blake Shelton takes the reins of Billboard’s latest Top Facebook Live Videos chart after a surprise set at the Grand Ole Opry on April 11. (See full chart below.)

The chart, whose latest edition recaps April activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.

Shelton’s four-minute clip finds the country singer explaining to fans on the live-streaming platform that he had just finished up a previously unannounced show at the legendary Nashville venue, bringing out The Oak Ridge Boys for “Elvira” as part of his set while also sharing the stage with Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts that evening. He also shouted out the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, at which he is nominated for top country artist and top country album (If I’m Honest).

For April, Shelton’s video ended up with 1.2 million views in its first seven days, according to Shareablee. It also garnered 75,000 reactions, the most of any video on the platform by a musician that month.

Though it didn’t end up with as many reactions, comments or shares as Shelton’s, Lauren Alaina’s video, which ranks at No. 4, was actually the most-viewed video in its first seven days, also claiming 1.2 million views (but a little more than Shelton’s tally). The fellow country star’s reason for a video? An emotional Alaina revealed to her fans April 8 that “Road Less Traveled,” the second single from her 2017 album of the same name, would be named the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart the following week (on the chart dated April 22), marking her first chart-topper on the tally.

Check out the full top 10 for April, also featuring clips from John Mayer, Ricardo Arjona and more, below.

10. Usher

9. A.R. Rahman

8. David Guetta

7. Wiz Khalifa

6. Don Omar

5. KISS

4. Lauren Alaina

3. Ricardo Arjona

2. John Mayer

1. Blake Shelton