Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ Video is No. 1 on YouTube7 months ago by Jhone White-Lucas in Trending
Childish Gambino is a man of many hats, but is most recently applauded for his artistic direction in new music video, This is America. The rapper and actor premiered the video and song during his hosting of historic late-night show, Saturday Night Live.
Since its May 5 release, Childish Gambino’s This Is America video has ignited much viral conversation over its cultural symbolism, political awareness and artistic execution. In addition to sparking debates across the Internet and several media platforms, the video also garnered 85.3 million views in its first week on YouTube—becoming the most impactful first week debut video so far this year. With over 119 million views, This is America is one of the fastest videos to reach 100 million views in YouTube’s history. It also currently holds the No. 1 spot on the YouTube Songs chart in 11 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Watch the music video for This Is America below.