‘Gangnam Style’ Becomes First YouTube Video With 2 Billion Views

Psy’s horse-trotting moves are continuing to earn him Guinness World Records.

The South Korean pop star’s 2012 summer hit “Gangnam Style” has become the first YouTube video with 2 billion views. The clip reached the milestone before midnight on Friday and currently has 2,001,085,884 views.

Back in late 2012, “Gangnam Style” beat Justin Bieber’s “Baby” to become the first video on the site with 1 billion views. “Baby” is the only other YouTube vid with a billion-plus views, but with 1.04 billion hits, it’s far behind “Gangnam Style.”

It also overtook LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” two years ago as the most “liked” clip on YouTube.

Psy holds another YouTube record with his sophomore hit “Gentleman,” which earned the most views in a day (38 million) in April of last year.

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    1. Reblogged this on The Burden of Empathy by James Jackson and commented:
      Take THAT Beiliebers!!!

      • Lezzie says:

        That’s a bit immature, and childish, don’t you think?
        bieber is just 1% of the 99% of bad artists today. All music today equally sucks, so they’re all to blame for making music suck. Why always point fingers and blame bieber for everything. That’s like blaming guns for killing people.

        • I think its even more immature to say “All music today equally sucks” when it doesn’t. It’s also a joke referring to the fact Gangnam style beat a Bieber video to be the #1 video on youtube. Clearly the humor is lost on you.

          Also guns do kill people, I’m confused by your logic. No, I’m sorry, not confused, what are the words I’m looking for… oh yeah, UNINTERESTED and ANNOYED. Feel free to waste your time on another pointless comment, but don’t expect a response. And if your free time consists of you going around commenting on peoples blogs telling them they are childish or immature I suggest you look in the mirror, then get off the computer and find a hobby. Unless you have kind words and a kind heart, stay the fuck off my blog.

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