It was only yesterday that we printed a story about Billboard in the US stating that YouTube had not yet confirmed the record-breaking claims of Sony Music India and Badshah.
Well, today the YouTube Top 100 weekly chart has been released and Badshah’s Pagal song is not even in the top 100. Never mind breaking records. The chart runs from 5th July to July 11th. Pagal was released on 10th July, meaning the 24-hour record, which was claimed by Sony would have seen the video chart in the top 100.
The chart is topped by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s ‘Señorita’ with 58.7m views that week. Check out the chart in full here.
Curiously Badshah’s artist page on YouTube Insights shows no spike at all around the song’s release: his total plays on YouTube were 6.5m on 9 July, 7m on 10 July and 6.5m on 11 July according to YouTube’s stats. Not the 75m plus that was claimed.
ARE YOUTUBE FINALLY MAKING A STAND???