This Video by Jamaican American Sean Kingston Joins YouTube’s Billion Dollar Club

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The music video for Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” officially surged past 1 billion views on YouTube on September 8, 2022, making the recording artist a member of an exclusive group of musicians. The video depicts Kingston moving between current times and a retro 1950’s fantasy as he expresses his feelings about the women of the song’s title who are out of his reach because they are “too beautiful.” Kingston is filmed singing inside a soda shop with barbershop-style doo-wop backup singers.

Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” was released on May 26, 2007, when he was just 17 years old, and samples “Stand By Me,” the classic from Ben E. King. It was Kingston’s breakout single, which reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 list and stayed there for four consecutive weeks in the summer of 2007. The Jamaican American was the first artist born in the 1990s to top the Hot 100.