Queen's Video For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Passes 1 Billion Views On YouTube

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Queen's iconic music video for the hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody" has now officially passed 1 billion views on YouTube.

It is the first music video released before the 1990's to reach the 1 billion view mark on the platform.

The accompanying video for their 1975 single, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is known as the first-ever promotional music video, setting the standard for the genre.

Founding members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, said they are honored that "Bohemian Rhapsody" has hit 1 billion views on YouTube.

"We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we'll see you on the road somewhere," they said in a joint statement.

The band is currently hitting stages on a sold-out North American tour.

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