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Alicia Keys & Ultra Music Festival Performances Dominate Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Alicia Keys photographed in New York City on Nov. 2, 2016.
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Alicia Keys photographed in New York City on Nov. 2, 2016.

Keys hits No. 1 with a video celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, while multiple DJs fill out the rest of the 10-position ranking.

A March 8 live stream celebrating International Women’s Day snags Alicia Keys the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos Chart for March 2018.

The chart, whose latest edition recaps March 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.

Keys’ 10-minute video, which she shot while in New York, asked a simple question to her viewers: “Who are some of the most incredible women in your life?” She proceeded to read some of the responses from users as well as share her own answers.

The clip earned the most metrics by any musician’s Facebook Live video in March 2018 in each category, accruing 223,000 reactions, 42,000 comments, 19,000 shares and 2.4 million views in its first seven days, according to Shareablee.

A trio of videos from the 2018 Ultra Music Festival in Miami occupy Nos. 2-4, each by a different artist. David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Oliver Heldens broadcast their performances at the 20th edition of the long-running electronic music festival (March 23-25), and Guetta led all three artists in reactions (65,000) and first-seven-day views (1.5 million), while van Buuren scored the edge in comments (15,000) and shares (16,000).

In all, Ultra and its related festivities dominated the March 2018 chart, with six of the 10 clips coming from Miami. Afrojack’s performance ranks at No. 7 and Nicky Romero’s at No. 10, while an additional van Buuren appearance at his South Beach pool party hits No. 8.

See the full top 10 below.

10. Nicky Romero

9. Claudia Leitte

8. Armin van Buuren

7. Afrojack

6. Toni Braxton

5. Tom Jones

4. Oliver Heldens

3. Armin van Buuren

2. David Guetta

1. Alicia Keys

Festivals 2018