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JB Bizeps - Mein Bizeps brennt

JB Bizeps - Mein Bizeps brennt

JB Bizeps is a German Fitness YouTuber and Musician. With his music video "Mein Bizeps brennt," he reached over 100 million views across the internet at the age of 16. Today, JB Bizeps lives in the United States and is a Fitness YouTuber with occasional workout videos. Under his real name Johannes Becht, he works as Digital Creator and Journalist.

Was ist "Mein Bizeps brennt"?

"Mein Bizeps brennt" is a German music video by JB Bizeps from 2014, which went viral over months and years. Combined, it earned over 100 million views.

The making of Mein Bizeps brennt:


In October 2014, at the young age of 16, I decided to produce a music video.

One reason was boredom, another one my desire gain experience in multimedia content production. I used phone recorder / camera, basic audio editing tools as well as Windows Movie Maker. The video was published on November 29, 2014.

What nobody would've thought, not even myself, was that the video turned out to be unexpectedly and unintentionally comic, weird, but also funny in a way that animated especially young people to watch the video, show it to others, share it and talk about it. A new internet hit was born. The downside was an equally unexpected "shitstorm," with many users commenting in an extremely hateful manner and directly attacking me.

The video went viral in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with over 2.1 million views just on my official YouTube channel. Due to the multitude of re-uploads on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram - and now also TikTok - the video has been watched well over a 100 million times. Most people in Germany age 30 and younger have seen the video, or at least heard of it.

According to Google Search Console, which I use as Analytics and SEO/SEM tool for my own website, there are over 1,000 search queries each month about the topic to this very day. My official YouTube video is still being watched more than 700 times per month.

In November 2015, I took part in a public discussion about Social Media and its risks and opportunities, organized by Pforzheimer Zeitung. You can read the article (German) by clicking here.

Would I do something like this again? Probably not.

Was it worth the experience? Absolutely.

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