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Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj Break VEVO Record With 'Beauty and a Beat' Video

October 16, 2012 (2:31 am) GMT
Bieber and Minaj collect massive 10.6 million views in just 24 hours, surpassing the 8.2-million number of views previously posted by One Direction.

and are setting the bar high for the most-viewed music video in one day. With their "Beauty and a Beat" music video that revolves around a fun pool party, the two artists have collected around 10.6 million views in just 24 hours on VEVO.

"24hr Record shattered w/ 10.6M VIEWS! No wonder @justinbieber is the biggest artist in the world!" VEVO tweets a congratulatory message to Bieber, Minaj and their armies of fans. The teen himself sends the femcee a thank-you note, "Hey @nickiminaj - thanks for being a part of this. :) #HISTORY."

Bieber released the video after pulling a prank on his fans, saying that an anonymous blogger was going to release personal footage taken from his stolen computer. The video itself takes place in a swimming pool at Raging Waters in San Dimas, California. It currently gets over 20 million views, and still counting.

Bieber and Minaj break the record previously held by . The U.K. boyband posted 8.2 million views in 24 hours with "Live While We're Young" music video.

Last January, Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" music video, which features her as a foul-mouthed barbie, "clocked 4.8 million views, the highest single-video VEVO number in 24 hours ever." Four months later, surpassed her by gaining 4.9 million views with "Where Have You Been" video.

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