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Bella Poarch’s viral “M to the B” TikTok breaks record for most likes

Published: 12/Sep/2020 23:58 Updated: 13/Sep/2020 0:07

by Theo Salaun

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TikTok superstar Bella Poarch has officially earned the most likes on a TikTok video after cracking 30 million upvotes for bopping her head to Millie B’s “M to the B” track.

Charli D’Amelio and Michael ‘JustMaiko’ Le may have more followers than Bella Poarch, but her “M to the B” video has vastly exceeded the likes anyone has ever received for a TikTok video.

Poarch, a 19-year-old Filipina and U.S. Navy veteran who resides in Hawaii, uploaded her video on August 17. At the time of writing, it has 364.1 million views, 891.3 thousand comments, and, most importantly, a stunning 31.3 million likes.

For context, the second-highest number of likes any video has achieved is around 25 million, posted by JustMaiko.

@bellapoarchTo the ? ? ? ##fyp♬ Millie B – M to the B – lamadabe

TikTok’s top-five most liked videos

  1. Bella Poarch’s “M to the B,” 31.3 millions
  2. JustMaiko’s escalator dancing, 25.5 million
  3. Kison Kee’s milk slip, 23.5 million
  4. The Rock and Kevin Hart’s best-friend check, 22.2 million
  5. The Rock and Kevin Hart’s Christmas, 20.9 million

A variety of comments have levied attacks against the influencer, citing a lack of talent and expressing shock that such a simple video has so many views and likes.

While it may be surprising, that’s what the internet is. Many more appreciate the video than hate on it, citing Poarch’s good vibes and calling the energy “satisfying.” Further, a look at everyone else who has used the sound proves why the content creator’s rendition is on a different level.

Originally, “M to the B” was a video that went viral in niche communities, following a Noisey documentary, for being an entertaining look into the drama within the Blackpool grime scene. 

A sound using an iconic part of the song was posted on TikTok back in June and received millions of views. But it had no lasting power until Poarch coupled her look, which fans and peers describe as “cute” and “adorable,” with the unique track.

Now, the sound boasts 4.7 million videos across TikTok, but no one’s come close to matching Poarch’s effortless lip-syncing and, vitally, her ability to actually bop her head to the song’s heavy bassline in rhythm. 

As seen in Madison Beer’s version, which itself has 5 million likes, hitting a UK grime bassline may not be second nature to most influencers. Beer is a musician and influencer with over 20 million Instagram followers, which Poarch’s 3.1 million pales in comparison to.

@madisonbeer??? hahah @bellapoarch ily

♬ Millie B – M to the B – lamadabe

But Poarch has 7.4 million more TikTok followers than Beer’s 12 million and the musician, like much of the internet, is a fan of the TikToker’s content. So are we Madison, so are we.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.