Gangnam Style hits 2 billion YouTube views

Psy performs his hit Gangnam Style in Sydney in October 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files
Psy performs his hit Gangnam Style in Sydney in October 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible Gangnam Style.

The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark around shortly before midnight EDT Friday.

The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style follow-up Gentleman.

No other video comes close to Gangnam on the streaming service’s list of top videos. Justin Bieber’s Baby is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views. The cute kid video Charlie bit my finger — again! is a distant third with 711 million views.

Psy has three of the top 15 videos on the site.

Published: May 31, 2014 04:00 AM

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