People.com Entertainment Music 'Baby Shark' Has Officially Hit the Billboard Hot 100 — See Its Surprising Rank Pinkfong's "Baby Shark" video has been viewed more than 2 billion times on YouTube By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 10, 2019 09:05 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Bad news for those “Baby Shark” cynics (and great news for its fans!): It has swum onto the Billboard Hot 100. The aquatic-themed earworm for kids officially made its first appearance at No. 32 this week — only three slots down from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s “Shallow,” the tune from A Star Is Born that took home the Golden Globe for best original song last Sunday. Billboard labels the song a “Highest Ranking Debut” on the list and reports from Nielsen Music that, aside from its 2.1 billion total views on YouTube (making it among the 30 most-watched videos in the site’s history), the Pinkfong-helmed hit garnered almost 21 million streams in the week ending on Jan. 3. “Baby Shark” song. Pinkfong Baby Shark Takes a Bite Out of Holiday Gifting as Toys Sell Out on Amazon Uploaded to YouTube in June 2016 by Pinkfong, an educational brand from South Korea, the 2-minute infectious clip sees a little boy and girl singing and dancing along to repetitive-sounding lyrics while they tell the story of a family of sharks — a baby, mommy, daddy, grandma and grandpa — who hunt and avoid danger together. Topping the Billboard Hot 100 this week are “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande and, at No. 1, Halsey‘s “Without Me.” “Baby Shark” song. Pinkfong RELATED VIDEO: Eli Roth Plus Baby Sharks and Stingrays Equals 90 Seconds of Pure Bliss Ahead of the Christmas holiday, a line of plush “Baby Shark” toys by WowWee sold out on Amazon, prompting third-party sellers to put them up for grabs at astounding markup prices. The toy company was originally selling on Amazon at $17 for the singing baby, mommy or daddy shark doll and $8 for the song-cube variety, according to Good Housekeeping. The Baby Shark and Daddy Shark dolls are currently going for $46 and $65 with free shipping for Prime customers, while Mommy Shark is $70. The song cubes are a bit cheaper, at generally $20 and under for Baby, Daddy and Mommy including shipping.