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Oliver Heldens’ Ultra Livestream Rules Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Two livestreams from the 2019 Ultra Music Festival reach Billboard's Top Facebook Live Videos chart for April 2019, led by Oliver Heldens' set, which debuts at No. 1.

Two livestreams from the 2019 Ultra Music Festival reach Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart for April 2019, led by Oliver Heldens’ set, which debuts at No. 1.

The chart, the latest of which recaps April 2019 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.

Heldens’ set was initially streamed March 31 local time (8 p.m. ET in Miami), but the set initially aired on April 1 in many time zones, such as Heldens’ native The Netherlands.


The nearly 37-minute video scored multiple accolades among musicians on Facebook Live for April 2019, including scoring the most reactions (73,000) to an upload, along with the second-most shares (11,000) and views in its first seven days (1.3 million), according to Shareablee.

The other Ultra clip, David Guetta’s set later that evening, comes in at No. 7 on the list, its lead metrics 330,000 first-seven-days views and 19,000 reactions.

Ultra was held from March 29-31 in Miami, its first year at the Florida city’s Virginia Key Beach Park and Miami Marine Stadium.


At No. 2, Brandi Carlile debuts with a April 20 upload from Pike Place Market in Seattle, where the singer busked on the street “right where it started so many years ago,” she wrote. The two-minute video didn’t actually feature a Carlile song; rather, she was joined by Dave Grohl in the video as the pair sang Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These.”

Carlile’s clip was the most-viewed video by a musician in its first seven days, accumulating 1.8 million views. It was also the most shared at 17,000 shares.

Check out the full chart below.

10. Don Omar

9. Aline Barros

8. Luke Bryan

7. David Guetta

6. Aline Barros

5. Madonna

Deleted; originally uploaded April 24 with the caption, “We’re live from London with Madonna to premiere her new video for ‘Medellín’ featuring MALUMA! #MADONNAxMTV.”

4. Celine Dion

Deleted; originally upload April 3 with the caption, “Join us Wednesday, April 3 at 3pm PT for a special live event with Celine Dion. Joignez-vous à nous le mercredi 3 avril à 3:00 pm PT pour un événement spécial en direct avec Céline Dion.”

3. Don Omar

2. Brandi Carlile

1. Oliver Heldens