Juan Gabriel Dethrones Justin Bieber on YouTube's Global Music Top 100 Chart
Following Juan Gabriel's unexpected death on Aug. 28, not only has the late singer's music seen a spike in sales and streams, but his music videos are also among the most popular on YouTube.
The Mexican superstar, who died at 66 years old, replaces Justin Bieber as the most-played artist on YouTube and is now No.1 on the YouTube Global Music Top 100 Charts. According to YouTube, Gabriel's views increased by nearly 600 percent and got a total viewership of 316 million.
Also, two of the crooner's songs have entered YouTube's Top 100 chart for the first time ever. "Querida," featuring Juanes, lands on No. 93 and "Hasta Que Te Conocí" comes in at No. 95. These were also the two songs that YouTube users listened to most following Gabriel’s death.
Other popular tracks listened on YouTube following his passing were "Así Fue," "Abrazame Muy Fuerte," "Amor Eterno" and "Siempre en Mi Mente."
The singer and songwriter is also dominating Billboard's Latin charts. On Hot Latin Songs, 10 of Gabriel's tracks make the list while five of his albums dot the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Sept. 17) with four in the top 10.