YouTube Re:View: Rapper Helen Mirren, Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy and Justin Timberlake’s comeback
Welcome to YouTube Re:View, in association with The Drum.
This week prince of pop Justin Timberlake puts on a showstopper at Pepsi’s Super Bowl half time show, Helen Mirren shows us acting is not her only repertoire and Kylie Jenner touches hearts with pregnancy video montage.
Falcon Heavy blasts off into space
Don’t you just love technology? In great jubilation this week, the world watched the world’s most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy lift off into space. And it really is HEAVY. It can lift 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) – that’s greater than an airplane with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. Before you start singing Rocket Man, catch up on all the excitement here.
(View count: 15,482,058)*
Clean Tide, clean clothes
How would you know you are in a Tide ad? Clean clothes of course. And what better way to demonstrate this by showcasing a man repairing a car all the while keeping his white shirt completely pristine. Only in a Tide ad is this even remotely possible.
(View count: 4,258,471)*
Justin Timberlake brings sexy back
Singer Justin Timberlake has been under the radar in the last few years. This is why his great return needed to be spectacular and during Super Bowl’s half time show, he shows us he can still bring ‘sexy back’. Performing a selection of his greatest hits over the years with his typical show-stopping dance moves, watch out for his duet with the late Prince who comes back in a hologram too.
(View count: 11,250,465)*
Helen Mirren shows off her rapping skills
Thanks to her stint on The Late Late Show with host James Corden, actress and Dame Helen Mirren can now add rapping to her list of skills. Entering the arena to battle James on ‘Drop the Mic’, Helen held her own with some great punch lines.
(View count: 1,121,251)*
Kylie Jenner’s touching video tribute to daughter
When model Kylie Jenner announced she had given birth to a baby girl, Stormi, fans were shocked as the famous Kardashian had kept her pregnancy hidden. But in this sweet 11-minute video, she offers a peek into her journey from the moment she found out she was pregnant to when she gave birth.
(View count: 45,555,880)*
If you love a short film, make sure you check out Will Darbyshire. His videos have a vintage feel – effortlessly simple, beautifully created and often accompanied with music by ‘Flatsound’ (which in itself is worth a listen).
All numbered to keep viewers on track (hence, the number 83), he covers everything from travel, life and self-care. Watch his latest video, where he heads to Brussels and journals the whole thing through video. Super sweet, scenic and stunning.
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(*all view count numbers, correct at time of publication)
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