‘Gangnam Style’ video breaks Justin Bieber’s YouTube record
Move over, Justin Bieber. Psy is the new king of YouTube.
On Saturday the South Korean rapper’s video for his song “Gangnam Style” -- itself a No. 2 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 -- became the most-viewed clip of all time on YouTube, according to a post on the video-sharing site’s Trends blog.
With 806 million views (and most certainly counting), “Gangnam Style” surpassed Bieber’s “Baby,” which has been watched nearly 804 million times. In the extremely unlikely event that you haven’t already committed its distinctive horseplay to memory, watch Psy’s video below.
Interestingly, “Gangnam Style” racked up its astounding view count in a fraction of the time it took Bieber (whose manager, Scooter Braun, recently took on Psy as a client) to reach a similar number. Check out the nifty graphic in YouTube’s post for a glimpse at how quickly the Psy clip went viral -- and at how popular it remains.
YouTube says “Gangnam Style” continues to be watched every day between 7 million and 10 million times; “Baby” gets between 350,000 and 500,000 views.
But don’t feel too bad for the Biebs: On Sunday night he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on OWN, a chat Winfrey has called her biggest since a 1993 sit-down with Michael Jackson.
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