A single key to the meteoric rise of Marshmello, 2016’s “Alone” continues to make its impact known well into 2018. The upbeat number just garnered its one billionth view on YouTube — producing a comical sense of titular irony, since Marshmello is certainly not “Alone” in the context of the “one billion views club” or in terms of fan counts. The song’s achievement of the landmark one billionth view positions Marshmello among the likes of PSY, who garnered one billion views for “Gangnam Style,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, who achieved the same feat via “See You Again,” and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, with their collaborative Spanish sizzler, “Despacito.” “Alone” notably went platinum upon its release on Monstercat, marking a milestone for both Marshmello and the label, as “Alone” signified Monstercat’s inaugural platinum record.
Marshmello’s newfound admission to the illustrious one billion views gang follows his recent victory at the 2018 American Music Awards, where Marshmello took home the award for “Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.” Marshmello went head to head with formidable fellow nominees, Zedd and The Chainsmokers.
H/T: EDM Sauce