Calvin Harris’ ‘This Is What You Came For’ becomes third EDM track to hit 1 billion views
In September, Calvin Harris‘ first collaboration with Rihanna, 2011’s “We Found Love,” was certified diamond by the RIAA. With this feat, not only could Calvin Harris celebrate the fact that the hit that helped bring electronic music to the mainstream sold a staggering 10 million copies, but the producer also became the very first EDM artist to receive diamond certification.
Now, with just over two months passing, Calvin Harris can already add one more seminal victory under his belt. The music video for “This Is What You Came For,” yet another collaboration between the producer and none other than Rihanna, has hit 1 billion views on YouTube.
The video is only the third EDM track that can claim such an achievement, joining the company of Major Lazer’s “Lean On” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” This milestone for “This Is What You Came For,” which skillfully combines sounds of contemporary EDM and pop, does not come as too much of a surprise. The track was one of the hits of summer 2016, peaking at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
1 billion views on This is what you came for video
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) November 29, 2016