Sarah Geronimo's hit song "Tala" has reached the 160 million-mark on video-sharing site YouTube.
The Popstar Royalty's agency, Viva Artists Agency (VAA), made the announcement on its social media pages on Wednesday, October 21.
"Yass QUEEN! Asia’s Pop Star Royalty's ‘TALA’ Music Video hits 160MILLION VIEWS! Congratulations SARAH GERONIMO and Popsters!" said VAA.
To date, "Tala" remains the most viewed OPM music video on YouTube.
Since it was uploaded on June 11, 2016, the music video of "Tala" has been viewed for 160,327,547 views times and "liked" for 813,000.
Watch it below:
"Tala" is the lead single from Sarah's platinum album The Great Unknown, which was released back in 2015.
However, it was only last year that the song took on a life of its own as an ubiquitous dance craze, taking over social media with videos of drag performances and TikTok challenges.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Sarah said that while she wanted “Tala” to become a dance craze, she never expected for it to happen in the latter part of 2019.
“Ang galing eh. I would say hindi siya naging expectation. Parang I was hoping na maging dance craze itong 'Tala.' …We released it 2016. We did the music video. Pumatok lang siya last year po, 2018-2019. So sabi ko, wow, power of manifestation. Nagkatotoo,” she said.
"Tala" was composed by Nica del Rosario, and Georcelle Dapat-Sy of G-Force came up with its choreography.