MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s all about those Skechers shoes in the hit track performed by DripReport and produced by Ouhboy that has become a viral sensation on TikTok. Since the track was first posted on YouTube in January 2020, millions have taken the Skechers challenge with countless impressions for the brand as many create and share content dancing to the hit song with lyrics that repeatedly feature Skechers.
The “Skechers” track has moved up the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart and rose to as high as #1 on the Spotify US Viral Chart and #1 on the Shazam US Discovery Chart. More than 57 million have seen the original video on YouTube, and a remix of the song has taken over TikTok. A pair of videos by top content creators on the platform—and sisters—@dixiedamelio and @charlidamelio have earned more than a combined 59 million views, 10.1 million likes and tens of thousands of shares, while creator @lilhuddy’s take on the song earned 14.8 million views. GRAMMY®-nominated rapper, singer and songwriter @tyga also recorded an intro remix of the track on April 19, receiving over 6.1 million views. All of this helped launch the trend into the stratosphere with over 2.3 million TikTok videos created using the “Skechers” song to date.
DripReport started sharing remixes on social media late last year and in only five months has gained hundreds of millions of views on YouTube and social media for his content. He was recently signed to Arista Records for an official release of “Skechers”—his first original track.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE: SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, 3,575 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and TikTok.
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