The music video for Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has now formally handed 1 billion views on YouTube.

The video has grow to be the primary pre-1990’s video to achieve 1bn views on the platform.

Bohemian Rhapsody was Queen’s first Prime 10 hit within the US and within the UK it went to No.1 for 9 straight weeks.

The promotional video was based mostly on their Queen II album cowl. It was directed by Bruce Gowers and was shot in three hours for a price of £4,500 on the time on the band’s rehearsal area.

To have a good time the video reaching 1bn views, Queen, in partnership with YouTube Music, Common Music Group and Hollywood Information have introduced the launch of “You Are The Champions’, a brand new marketing campaign that includes three new consumer generated movies for 3 of the band’s tracks.

A newly remastered HD model of the video has additionally been made obtainable at this time on the band’s YouTube channel.

Moreover, the track’s lyrics have been added in a number of languages together with English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Polish, German, Indonesian Bahasa, Korean, Czech, Russian & Turkish while watching the video.

“We’re honoured that Bohemian Rhapsody has simply hit one billion views on YouTube.”

 Brian Might and Roger Taylor

Queen members Brian Might and Roger Taylor, mentioned: “We’re honoured that Bohemian Rhapsody has simply hit one billion views on YouTube.

“We need to thanks all and have a good time with our superb followers all all over the world by creating three new music movies to our songs, all that includes you! Whether or not you’re a musician, singer, dancer, visible artist otherwise you simply need to have some enjoyable. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to search out out extra and we’ll see you on the highway someplace.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody is a sonic and cinematic masterpiece that’s one of the crucial enduring songs of all time.”

Lyor Cohen, YouTube

Lyor Cohen, International Head of Music for YouTube, added: “Bohemian Rhapsody is a sonic and cinematic masterpiece that’s one of the crucial enduring songs of all time.

“The newly remastered video on YouTube will make sure the track continues to be rediscovered, embraced and beloved by previous and new generations of music followers all over the world; it’s unbelievable to assist change the best way followers expertise music and supply a spot for artist and fan connections worldwide.”

“We’re thrilled that Queen’s iconic Bohemian Rhapsody video has reached a historic one billion views on YouTube.”

Celine Joshua, Common Music Group

Celine Joshua, Common Supervisor, Industrial, Content material and Artist Technique at Common Music Group, mentioned: “We’re thrilled that Queen’s iconic Bohemian Rhapsody video has reached a historic one billion views on YouTube.

“Now, along with Queen, YouTube and Hollywood Information, we’re excited to launch ‘You Are The Champions’, an revolutionary new consumer generated video marketing campaign with Queen’s unbelievable followers all over the world at its core.

“This would be the first of a sequence of customized initiatives now we have deliberate within the coming months on the official Queen channel.”Music Enterprise Worldwide