The band performed “The Blackout” on Aug. 30 on the service, accruing 11.1 million views in its first seven days.
As U2 gears up for a brand new album later this year, the band reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart for August 2017 after premiering new music from the LP on Aug. 30.
The chart, whose latest edition recaps August 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. John Mayer led the July chart.
The rockers debuted “The Blackout” with a live performance of the track, landing the most first-seven-days views of any video on the August ranking -- 11.1 million in all, according to Shareablee. It also attained the most reactions (172,000) and shares (50,000) on the service.