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Seattle’s KEXP entertains plenty of listeners through its terrestrial and internet radio broadcast, but it hit a major milestone this weekend with video, an increasingly popular medium for the 40-year-old independent station.

Videos on KEXP’s YouTube channel eclipsed 500 million views over the weekend and the station reports that it’s attracting more than 2 million views weekly on the channel it started nearly 10 years ago. A blog post on Monday said that KEXP has uploaded nearly 11,000 videos by over 1,600 artists, recorded in the station’s Seattle studio, in other states and around the world.

The channel is also inching closer to 1 million subscribers.

“KEXP has a heritage of using technology to reach beyond our means as a listener-powered station to further our mission,” Kevin Cole, DJ and chief content officer at KEXP, said in a news release. “Back in 2000, we were one of the first stations in the world to stream live 24/7 with fidelity. When we brought video cameras into our live room in 2007 we couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on fans and the artists themselves. We are incredibly proud of this milestone, not as a number, but as a symbol of how these beautiful, one-of-a-kind experiences help music lovers all over the world discover incredible music from artists and bands we lovingly curate and champion.”

KEXP shared a list of its most viewed videos of all time, with Seattle hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sitting at the top with the 2011 in-studio performance of their song “Can’t Hold Us.” Macklemore introduced the eventual hit song by saying it was brand new and being played for the first time on the radio. The video, below, has been viewed more than 31.4 million times.

Check out the rest of the most viewed, as well as a couple more top 10 lists shared by KEXP.

Most viewed all time:

  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Live on KEXP)
  2. Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love (Live on KEXP)
  3. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (Live on KEXP)
  4. Alt-J – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  5. Charles Bradley – Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)
  6. GusGus – Arabian Horse (Live on KEXP)
  7. Of Monsters and Men – Love Love Love (Live on KEXP)
  8. Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Live on KEXP)
  9. GusGus – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  10. CocoRosie – Lemonade (Live on KEXP)

Most viewed of 2016:

  1. Daughter – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  2. HÆLOS – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  3. The Lumineers – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  4. José González – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  5. Kiasmos – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  6. Vök – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  7. GusGus – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  8. Ty Segall & The Muggers – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  9. Black Mountain – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  10. Ben Harper – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Editor’s picks:

  1. The War on Drugs – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  2. Daughter – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  3. Grimes – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  4. Savages – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  5. Alt-J (Triple Door) – Full Performance (Live on KEXP from the Triple Door)
  6. Arctic Monkeys – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  7. Ty Segall and the Muggers – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  8. Charles Bradley – Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP from SXSW)
  9. Father John Misty – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
  10. The xx – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
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