Ariana Grande’s ‘Focus’ Music Video Surpasses 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Ariana Grande‘s “Focus” music video has now captured people’s undivided attention more than a billion times.

The 2015 visual has joined YouTube’s billion views club, as confirmed by the platform. It marks her eighth time reaching the milestone, following “Into You,” “No Tears Left to Cry,” “Break Free,” “Side to Side” with Nicki Minaj and more.


In the video, a platinum-haired Grande models several crop top/miniskirt combos, and nails high-energy choreography with a group of backup dancers, at one point pretending to play a silver trumpet. In some scenes, she appears alone in a spinning, circular tube, the lighting showing only the shape of her silhouette.

“Let’s find a light inside our universe now/ Where ain’t nobody keep on holding us down,” she sings on the track. “Just come and get it let them say what they say/ ‘Cause I’m about to put them all away.”

Released in 2015, “Focus” was originally believed to be the lead single off Grande’s third studio album Dangerous Woman, although Republic Records later confirmed it had been cut from the tracklist. It peaked at its debut spot of No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The news comes as Grande’s most recent music video, “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” from her new album Eternal Sunshine, rules at the top of YouTube’s U.S. Trending Music Videos chart. The emotional video stars Evan Peters and finds the Grammy winner recreating the premise of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet’s 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — also a huge inspiration for the singer’s new LP — getting brain surgery to erase her every memory of a lost love.

Revisit Grande’s “Focus” music video above.

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