Stromae had the pleasant surprise of surpassing the milestone of one billion views on YouTube with its music video Papaoutaibecoming one of the first French-speaking artists to achieve this feat.
To highlight this impressive figure, the Belgian artist wanted to share a post on Instagram to thank his fans.
“The Papaoutai clip has just passed the one billion view mark on Youtube! 😱
You couldn’t have given us a better gift for Racine Carrée’s 10th anniversary! 1,000,000,000 times thank you!!! ❤️»
The room Papaoutai is taken from his famous album Square rootwhich has just blown out 10 candles.
Stromae closely follows the French artist Indila, who had the honor of being the first French-speaking artist to reach one billion views on YouTube last May with the piece Last Dancelaunched in 2013. After its popularity upon its release, the song has seen a resurgence thanks to TikTok.
Among the songs that have managed to pass the bar of one billion views, we think in particular of Baby Shark by Pinkfong, Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and Shape of You by Ed Sheeran.
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In May 2023, Stromae announced the cancellation of his tour Multitude for health reasons.