System Of A Down’s most popular song and video has reached a new record on YouTube. “Chop Suey” now sits at over one billion views, making it the first of the band’s hits to surpass that milestone. System Of A Down are among a few bands from the early 2000’s rock-era that have a video in the one billion view count range; with Linkin Park the only other band of the same era to have more than one video surpassing one billion views on YouTube.

The YouTube achievement comes just after the band dropped new music for the first time in 15 years, and the individual members of System Of Down have been quite active on social media throughout 2020 – particularly members Serj Tankian and John Dolmayan, who made headlines early on in the year for their vastly differing political views. System Of A Down’s latest singles were to raise money for the Armenia Fund, and aid those being affected by the war and humanitarian crisis in Artsakh. Since the release of the tracks “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” the band has raised over $600,000 for the Amenia Fund. 

SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s “Chop Suey!” Is The First Metal Music Video To Hit 1 Billion Plays on YouTube


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