This year's YouTube Rewind video is quite the ride

This year's YouTube Rewind video is quite the ride

Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters was Canada's top trending video of 2017 on YouTube, followed by Eminem Rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher and Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam.

Latino artists' popularity on YouTube is proof that they are massively popular in worldwide markets, even if they continue to face barriers to entry in mainstream music in the U.S. What's more, it points to the fact that Latino listeners have been shaping global pop music trends for some time (check pop's current obsession with dembow-lite riddims for proof).

Today, YouTube announced its most-watched music videos of 2017.

The video has more than 182 million views on YouTube. It has registered more than 119 million views. Daddy YankeeEd Sheeran - Shape of You [Official Video] DJ Khaled ft.

But, what if YouTube did include major label music videos?

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- This 12-year-old singing ventriloquist's unbelievable performance on "America's Got Talent".

As you starting winding down the year, watch "The Shape of 2017" below, and look forward to more viral content come 2018.

- Ed Sheeran made the list twice. Last month, YouTube expanded its takedown policy to cover not just videos that depicted violent extremism, but also content that includes "people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the USA or British governments", likely after feeling the pressure from various countries to clean up its act. Advertisers who buy into these bad boys can't choose where their ads will go.

It took "Despacito" just 204 days to become the most-watched video in YouTube history, the first to surpass 3 billion views and the only video to score more than 4 billion views, YouTube reports. The collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - and featuring Justin Bieber - has logged almost 4.5 billion views, the only video to surpass the 4-billion views threshold.

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