Evanescence have passed more than a billion views for 'Bring Me To Life' on YouTube

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4 Feb 2022, 17:15

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Singer Amy Lee says she is "speechless" at the statistics.

It's been 12 years since Evanescence released their iconic 'Bring Me To Life' video, and it's now had more than a billion views on YouTube.

The new achievement puts them in a club with the likes of Guns N' Roses 'Sweet Child O' Mine', System Of A Down's 'Chop Suey' and Linkin Park's 'In The End' and 'Numb'.

Singer Amy Lee tweeted her happiness: "So very proud to have reached a billion views!"

"What a crazy thing. Thank you for all the love, all the memories. I’m speechless."

Amy previously said that releasing 'Bring Me To Life “was a lost battle in a lot of ways”, what with having Paul McCoy as a guest vocalist on their debut single.

She said it was “confusing” and gave a different impression of the band.

Amy added: "I’m cool with it now, but it was one of our big early struggles – that big rap thing."

It turns out that Amy wanted 'Going Under' to be released as the first single, with 'Bring Me To Life' second.

“But when it happened it did great, it was a wonderful thing and there was a lot to be excited about, but in the back of my mind I was a little bit scared,” she added.

“I’m very grateful things went the way they did because we released Going Under and that did well too, and My Immortal did well.”

She feels like the band “put enough ground beneath us beyond Bring Me To Life to really show a clear picture to the mainstream people of what we are still."

Amy added: "I believe in my work and we do have so many beautiful and wonderful people of all ages from all countries over the world that have loved our music and been touched by it.”

With a billion views now, it was clearly the right choice.