Guns N’ Roses have made a huge milestone over the weekend, as their music video for ‘November Rain’ becomes the first ever music video by a rock band to crack a billion views on YouTube.
While other pop bands like Maroon 5 and OneRepublic also have this milestone to their name, the elusive one billion view count is mostly reserved for solo pop artists. Couple that with the fact that ‘November Rain’ came out 27 years ago, and this new milestone by GNR is particularly impressive.
The video is actually one of the most expensive music videos ever made, costing around US $1.5 million to create. It doesn’t even come close to the band’s 1994 hit ‘Estranged’, however, as that video cost US $5 million to make. Both videos were directed by Andy Morahan.
Of course, the most viewed video still belongs to 2017’s ubiquitous ‘Despacito’, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has garnered 5.32 billion views in just 18 months.
Re-fall in love with the iconic music video for ‘November Rain’ below.