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The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’ Tops Vevo’s 2021 Music Charts

By Oreoritse Tariemi
13 December 2021   |   4:00 pm
The Weeknd's Save Your Tears tops the list of Vevo's U.S. and Global Top Ten Videos charts. World-leading music video network Vevo has released its two-part year-end look back on music video viewership, highlighting the top music videos of the year globally and in the U.S. Save Your Tears comes first on the charts with 615M views…

The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears tops the list of Vevo’s U.S. and Global Top Ten Videos charts.

World-leading music video network Vevo has released its two-part year-end look back on music video viewership, highlighting the top music videos of the year globally and in the U.S.

Save Your Tears comes first on the charts with 615M views globally, and 102.9M views in the U.S. Released midway into the year, The Weeknd’s exciting Superbowl performance fueled the video’s popularity, followed by a slew of Billboard Music Awards, Juno Awards, and BRIT Awards wins and more all resulting in a standout year. 

Next on Vevo’s Global Top Ten Videos list, EL MAKINON by Latin powerhouses Karol G and Mariah Angeliq with 556M views. Sitting at number three is The Black Eyed Peas and Shakira’s hit, Girl Like Me, with 519M views, and Justin Bieber’s Peaches featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon with 442M views comes in at fourth place. While Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” with 402M views takes fifth place.

In the U.S., The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears is followed closely by Lil Baby’s On Me. Lik Baby also makes the list as Vevo’s most-viewed artist of 2021 with 770 million views.

Vevo’s U.S. Top Viewed Videos chart features first-timers to the list, including Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Polo G, and Coi Leray with Lil Durk. Newcomer Olivia Rodrigo took two slots in the U.S. chart, with drivers license (79.9M views) and good 4 u (64.8M views) in the 6th and 7th spots, respectively. 

“Every year, we really look forward to publishing our Most Viewed Videos of 2021. As the global music video destination for artists of all genres and career stages, it’s really exciting to see which videos resonated at scale and made an impact this year with our audience. The Weeknd has had a standout year, topping our Global and U.S. charts with ‘Save Your Tears.’ The must-watch video is a perfect example of Abel’s creativity as he pushes boundaries and made something truly groundbreaking for his fans,” JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Programming and Marketing, Vevo said.

“From established names like Lil Baby and Karol G to the next generation of stars like Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo, we have seen artists push the boundaries of creativity and storytelling, and our audiences have consumed these across a range of screens across our network.

“Additionally, Vevo had the opportunity to collaborate closely with a number of these top-charting artists for our originals, creating some additional great visual content which was enjoyed and viewed in high volumes throughout the year.” 

See Vevo’s U.S. and Global Top Ten Music Videos for 2021 HERE;

GLOBAL TOP TEN VIDEOS BY VIEWS

U.S. TOP TEN VIDEOS BY VIEWS