Bradley Cooper's first music video 'Shallow' featuring Lady Gaga reaches 1 billion views on YouTube
'Shallow' marks the first video, overall, by Bradley Cooper to surpass 1 billion views and Lady Gaga's second, after 'Bad Romance'
The music video for Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper collab 'Shallow' surpassed one billion views on YouTube on December 19. While such a milestone might be expected from a pop icon such as Lady Gaga, what certainly needs a mention is that it sees Bradley Cooper getting his very first music video to achieve this when he is traditionally an actor.
Not only is it Cooper's first video to hit 1 billion views in the realm of music, but his first overall. For Lady Gaga, the 'Shallow' music video is her second to achieve this, following after 'Bad Romance', which broke records for the singer as the very first artist to reach the milestone, according to a BIllboard article published in 2010.
'Shallow' is currently the most popular and successful song from the combined Gaga and Cooper efforts and is featured on the soundtrack of the 2018 romance musical film 'A Star is Born'. The pair both starred in the film and it was Gaga's first title to play a lead role.
'Shallow' has an extensive list of accolades. At the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, the song won in the category of Best Original Song - Feature Film. It also won in the category of Best Original Song at the 23rd Satellite Awards, and won in the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society. Additionally, it won the award for Best Song at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and Best Original Song at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. For the Grammies, 'Shallow' received four nominations in the categories Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media - and it won the latter two.
For its charting performance, the song has a string of success, peaking at No. 19 on the year-end US Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 1 on the weekly iteration of the same chart. It reached the No. 1 spot on several charts including the Canadian Hot 100, charts from countries such as Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway, and many more.
Many of the film's songs have music videos up on YouTube. What seems to be next in line to reach the one-billion mark is the video for 'Always Remember Us This Way', currently at 270 million views, in which Gaga performs a solo piano ballad.