U2 Snags Third Leader on Top Facebook Live Videos Chart


The rock band rules the monthly ranking for a third time, thanks to a performance at Third Man Records.

For the third time, U2 leads Billboard’s Top Facebook Live Videos chart, ruling the ranking for May 2018.

The chart, whose latest edition recaps May 2018 activity, is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee. Rankings are determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.

U2 previously ruled the ranking’s August 2017 and December 2017 editions. This time around, the band leads thanks to its May 28 video showcasing a live recording current single “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” at Third Man Records in Nashville.

The clip was by far the most viewed any live video by a musician on Facebook in May, racking up 1.7 million views in its first seven days, according to Shareablee. It also earned the mark for the most-shared video, with 9,000 shares.

However, it did not lead the other two chart metrics, reactions and comments. That distinction goes to Thalia, who comes in at No. 2 with a Q&A video that was hosted at Facebook’s New York headquarters. The clip was reacted to 63,000 times and received 29,000 comments (U2’s, meanwhile, received 58,000 and 9,000, respectively).

Other chart appearances include two from Alicia Keys at Nos. 3 and 4 after leading the April 2018 ranking (one with a member her team on The Voice, Britton Buchanan, who ended up the latest season’s runner-up), plus a pair from Armin van Buuren (Nos. 9 and 10) showcasing some his latest A State Trance episodes.

See the full top 10 below.

10. Armin van Buuren

Video has since been deleted; original description: “Enjoy a new episode A State Of Trance! asotradio.lnk.to/PLFO”

9. Armin van Buuren

Video has since been deleted; original description: “Tune in to our new A State Of Trance episode with lots new music!”

8. Backstreet Boys

7. Snow Patrol

6. Lenny Kravitz

5. Claudia Leitte

4. Alicia Keys

3. Alicia Keys

2. Thalia

1. U2