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Queen's 'Rhapsody' gets a billion views

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Queen rock classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," has become the first music video released in the 1970s, or any time prior to the '90s, to cross the billion-views mark on YouTube.

To commemorate the milestone, the two remaining original members of the group, Brian May and Roger Taylor, have teamed up with Universal Music and YouTube/Google for some fresh iterations of the 44-year old single and video.

One is a newly digitally remastered version of the original clip, which premiered on "Top of the Pops" in England in November 1975.

There will also be three new fan-made videos to be chosen from submissions to a website.

"We are honoured that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has just hit one billion views on YouTube," Brian May and Roger Taylor said as part of the announcement.

"We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! "

Dancers are being asked to submit their interpretations of "Don't Stop Me Now" while visual artists get to offer any kind of take on lyrics from "A Kind of Magic."

And Singers and musicians are being invited to reinterpret "Bohemian Rhapsody."

The three videos resulting from this campaign will be release later in the year, according to YouTube.

© RAW 2019 Image credit: This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)