Four-year-old dancer takes 2015 YouTube crown

The video featuring the girl and her dance crew performing choreography to rapper Silento's Watch Me was viewed more than 116 million times, YouTube said.
The video featuring the girl and her dance crew performing choreography to rapper Silento's Watch Me was viewed more than 116 million times, YouTube said.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A video of a four-year-old dancer known as Heaven King, sometimes called a "mini Beyonce", was the most viewed item of the year on YouTube, the Google-owned service said on Wednesday (Dec 9).

The music video featuring the girl and her dance crew performing choreography to rapper Silento's Watch Me in New York was viewed more than 116 million times, YouTube said.

The dance video was far ahead of the number two item, which was a Super Bowl commercial for the Clash of Clans video game that featured actor Liam Neeson. It was viewed 83 million times.

Number three item was a "crazy plastic ball" video from YouTube personality and prankster Roman Atwood, with 56 million views.

Other top items included the Love Has No Labels video from Ad Council, a Justin Bieber karaoke routine and a humorous police dashcam "confessional" from the police in Dover, Delaware.

"2015 was kind of a big year for YouTube," the company said on its blog.

"Along with a year-long celebration of YouTube's 10th birthday, YouTube creators and their fans introduced the planet to the latest dance crazes, opened up discussions about diversity and inclusion, and lipsynced in cars and onstage in front of the whole, wide world."

The rest of the top 10 videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvRypx1lbR4