A single key to the meteoric rise of Marshmello, 2016’s “Alone” continues to make its affect recognized effectively into 2018. The upbeat quantity simply garnered its one billionth view on YouTube — producing a comical sense of titular irony, since Marshmello is actually not “Alone” within the context of the “one billion views membership” or by way of fan counts. The track’s achievement of the landmark one billionth view positions Marshmello among the many likes of PSY, who garnered one billion views for “Gangnam Style,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, who achieved the identical feat “See You Again,” and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, with their collaborative Spanish sizzler, “Despacito.” “Alone” notably went platinum upon its launch on Monstercat, marking a milestone for each Marshmello and the label, as “Alone” signified Monstercat’s inaugural platinum report.

Marshmello’s newfound admission to the illustrious one billion views gang follows his current victory on the 2018 American Music Awards, the place Marshmello took dwelling the award for “Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.” Marshmello went face to face with formidable fellow nominees, Zedd and The Chainsmokers.

H/T: EDM Sauce