5 Music Videos That Instantly Rocketed to Records

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Nicki Minaj’s new video for “Anaconda,” which samples Sir Mix a Lot’s ’90s hip-hop classic “Baby Got Back,” recently┬ábroke┬áVevo’s record for the music video with the most views in 24 hours. After the salacious video for “Anaconda” dropped at midnight on Tuesday, August 19, it racked up 19.6 million views within 24 hours.

Vevo’s 24-hour record has become a big marker for how popular an artist is, and a point of pride for pop stars to beat each other’s records. Videos that gain notoriety, in particular for being racy, usually tend to fair the best in terms of gaining shares online. Here’s a look at the 5 videos that have gained the most views on Vevo within a 24-hour period and the factors that went into making them so popular so quickly.

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