Views of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" video spike thanks to black hole photo

Written by on April 16, 2019

A&M RecordsIf the first picture of a black hole inspired you to revisit Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun,” you weren’t alone.

According to YouTube Music, the “Black Hole Sun” video saw a significant spike in views last Wednesday, April 10 — the day the black hole photo was released. Views of the clip went up 68 percent compared to its prior daily average views in 2019.

Following the release of the black hole photo, a petition started online asking that it be named after late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. As of Tuesday afternoon, the petition has over 45,000 signatures.

Meanwhile, YouTube also notes that views of Nirvana videos spiked 95 percent on April 5, the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death.

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