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Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Surpasses One Billion YouTube Views

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

K-Pop sensation Psy dances in the video for “Gangnam Style” – Photo: YG Entertainment

The Psy video for “Gangnam Style” surpassed one billion views this week on YouTube to become the most watched video of all time on the network.

Published on YouTube in July 2012, the video for “Gangnam Style” took six months to reach one billion views while becoming a global favorite and international phenomenon.

As a result of the success, Psy has performed “Gangnam Style” with some of the biggest and most recognizable names in entertainment, including Madonna, Britney Spears, Heidi Klum, Ellen Degeneres, and more.

The best performance of “Gangnam Style” came last month at the American Music Awards when Psy hit the stage with MC hammer for a live mash-up of the Korean pop hit and Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit.”

In response to the one billion views, YouTube owner, Google, recently revealed that fans were watching “Gangnam Style” up to ten million times a day.

“Gangnam Style” surpassed previous record holder, Justin Bieber, who has amassed 813,378,917 YouTube views (and counting) on his video for “Baby.”

Since its YouTube debut in July, “Gangnam Style” also sparked several parody videos and a dance craze that hasn’t yet gone out of style.

How many times have you watched “Gangnam Style” on YouTube?

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!