In March, much of the world began self-isolating due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 – and one result, BillboardFacebook’s Top Live Videos chart tracked more uploads than ever, as several musicians and bands uploaded quarantine videos to their Facebook.
Gusttavo Lima is leading the way, leading the March 2020 edition of the chart with a March 27 clip in which he performed a concert from home.
The chart, the latest of which recaps activity from March 2020, is a monthly snapshot of the broadest and most-reacted videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics firm Shareablee. The rankings are determined by a formula that mixes reactions, comments, shares and views from the first seven days.
Lima’s five-hour stream, titled Buteco em Casa, was posted on several social media channels in addition to Facebook. The concert featured Lima playing pre-recorded instrumentals and was shot at Lima’s home, with lighting and other assets used to create a more high-tech concert experience than, say, a solo performance in front of a webcam.
The concert was a major success, topping the March charts in two of its four metrics: comments (551,000) and reactions (338,000), according to Shareablee.
Lima held a second such concert on April 11 that will likely be in contention for the top spot in the April 2020 Top Facebook Live Videos chart.
The Lima concert was surpassed in two measures: shares and views in its first seven days. This distinction belongs to the video n ° 2 of the month, put online by the singer-songwriter and French actor Patrick Bruel. Bruel’s March 20 video, which was 11 minutes long, also included a performance from his home.
Bruel’s video has been shared 109,000 times and viewed 6.7 million times in its first seven days, making it the most successful two-bar music video for March 2020 by a musician.
Uploads by Bob Sinclar, Matthieu Chedid and Metallica round out the top five on the chart.
See the full list below.
10. Matthew Chedid
9. Patrick Bruel
8. Alejandro Sanz
7. Jean-Louis Aubert
6. Luke Bryan
Since deleted; originally posted March 30 with the caption, “We’re taking things inside for tonight’s edition of #MetallicaMondays! Tune in for free at 8:00 p.m. EDT to catch a show from the WorldWired Arena European Tour, Metallica: Live in Paris – September 8, 2017. The full show will be streamed on YouTube or Facebook – subscribe to our channel to receive alerts from the start of the broadcast! #Stay at home”
4. Matthew Chedid
3. Bob Sinclair
2. Patrick Bruel
1. Gustavo Lima