Cardi B’s “Up” Debuts At #1 On US YouTube Music Videos Chart, Earns #3 On Global Listing

“Up” posted big opening week numbers on YouTube.

Cardi B - Up video screen | Atlantic

The music video for Cardi B’s “Up” attracted predictably substantial opening week attention on YouTube.

Credited with 14.5 million American views during the February 5-11 tracking period, “Up” debuts as a dominant #1 on the US YouTube Music Videos Chart. Its count more than doubles that of the week’s #2 video (Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cry Baby” with 6.89 million).

“Up” also takes #1 on the Global YouTube Songs chart, which accounts for total streams across all official uploads. The Cardi B release received 17.6 million eligible US YouTube streams this week.

“Up” concurrently starts at #3 on the Global YouTube Music Videos Chart (35 million worldwide video views) and #4 on the Global YouTube Songs Chart (42.8 million total worldwide streams).

Written by Brian Cantor

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