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Lady Leshurr: YouTube’s queen bee

Ten years ago, Lady Leshurr would've been considered a rapper, pure and simple. But today, the 29-year-old's hugely successful online videos make her difficult to categorise. "I never thought I'd be classed as a YouTuber, but I guess I am technically," she tells BBC News. "YouTube has done … Read More

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Hackers remove most-watched video ‘Despacito’ from YouTube

YouTube has been hacked to delete Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” music video, the most-viewed clip on the platform. The Spanish-language hit, which has been viewed over 5 billion times, first had its video's title changed by cyberattackers before it completely vanished from the … Read More

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‘Despacito’ and Videos by Taylor Swift and Drake Were Targeted by Hackers

The video for the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee track, which has been viewed more than 5 billion times on YouTube and became the site's most-watched video last year, was one of many titles compromised by hackers targeting clips from music video platform Vevo, the BBC reports. Hackers going by … …

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Beyonce, the Weeknd to Stream Coachella Sets on YouTube

YouTube will offer four different livestreem feeds over the weekend, with different artists performing on each. One channel will offer virtual reality coverage of both performances and scenes from the festival grounds. Fans will also be able to create personalized viewing schedules featuring the artists they … Read More

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YouTube Hackers Briefly Took Down “Despacito” and Other Popular Music Videos

If you attempted to watch the “Despacito” video on YouTube this morning, there's a chance you briefly encountered the sinister image above. Hackers going by the monikers Prosox and Kuroi'sh were briefly able to access the service's most popular video ever and other Vevo clips by artists like Shakira … Read …

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Despacito music video disappears as YouTube account for Vevo hacked

Some of the most popular music videos on YouTube have been taken over by hackers, including the record-breaking Spanish-language music video Despacito, after accounts for streaming site Vevo were hacked. Hackers took over a number of channels associated with Vevo, the video hosting service, … Read More

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YouTube Hack Alters ‘Despacito’ Among Other Music Videos

Hackers named Prosox and Kuroi'sh have altered a number of popular YouTube music videos hosted by VEVO, including that for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," which is the most viewed YouTube video ever with over 5 billion views. The video was removed after the thumbnail was … Read More

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Despacito video returns to YouTube as Vevo attempts to deal with widespread hack

The most popular video ever on the site had gone missing in the wake of the cyber attack, which also saw the names of videos altered. Music video owners are finally getting control of their accounts back, spokespeople said. The hack not only meant that the site's most popular video …

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YouTube hackers deface ‘Despacito,’ videos from Shakira, Taylor Swift

Early Tuesday morning, hackers defaced a number of music videos that were posted to YouTube by Vevo accounts. Among the affected videos was the world-famous music video by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which was taken down. SEE ALSO: YouTuber performs mesmerizing rendition of Mozart … Read More

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YouTube Music 2.27 hints ‘Recommendations’ over ‘Stations,’ locations ‘powered by Google,’ more …

Rumors last year pegged the launch of Google's new YouTube music streaming service in March, but of course that month has come and gone. Meanwhile, YouTube Music continues its regular updates that don't reveal many user-facing changes, but always show work under-the-hood. Read More