YouTube Video Propels Kanye West’s “Gone” to #18!
His Late Registration album is considered by many to be one of the finest hip hop works of all time, and Kanye West's song “Gone” is still going strong eight years later.
The track was featured on a viral YouTube video of Marina Shifrin quitting her job, and 15 million views later, it’s charting on the Hot 100 list.
According to Billboard, YouTube views can contribute to a song’s overall performance, regardless of the artist’s involvement in the footage.
And while Ms. Shifrin’s dance moves may leave plenty to be desired, perhaps she’s earned a spot on Kanye’s staff. After all, she is unemployed!