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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: A Baby Shark character poses during Brand Licensing Europe at ExCel on November 18, 2021 in London, England. Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together retailers, licensees and manufacturers businesses looking to discover and secure deals with the most sought-after brands, characters and images available for licensing. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)

We can thank parents for a new YouTube record that was set yesterday.  The first video to hit 10 billion views is . . . the 2016 “Baby Shark Dance” music video.

It’s been the most viewed video for the last 15 months.  The second most-viewed video is “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has 7.7 billion views.

Well, it doesn’t look like “Baby Shark” is going anywhere anytime soon.  It now has its own cartoon series on Nickelodeon, merchandise like toys and party decorations, and live tours.