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Armin van Buuren Leads October 2018's Top Facebook Live Videos Chart With Mexican Grand Prix Set

Armin van Buuren
Rahi Rezvani

Armin van Buuren

The DJ/producer last led the list in July.

Armin van Buuren takes the top spot of Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart once again, this time due to a stream from a Formula 1 race.

The chart, the latest of which recaps October 2018 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.

Van Buuren’s chart-leading clip finds him performing a set at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix on Oct. 28 in front of the podium following Max Verstappen’s victory. The video was the top stream in multiple chart metrics, including shares (22,000) and views (1.6 million in its first seven days), according to Shareablee. 

Additionally, Phil Collins reaches the chart for the first time, bowing at No. 3 with an Oct. 22 video behind the scenes at his tour stop in Chicago. The clip, which also includes performances of “Wake Up Call” and “I Missed Again” from the concert’s soundcheck, landed 32,000 reactions and was watched 967,000 times in its first seven days.

See the full top 10, also featuring videos from Jennifer Lopez, Esperanza Spaulding and more, below.

10. Andrea Bocelli

9. Esperanza Spaulding

8. Cornelio Vega

7. Hardwell

6. Grupo5

5. Lucero

4. Jennifer Lopez

3. Phil Collins

2. Sami Yusuf

1. Armin van Buuren