‘Gangnam Style’ crosses unprecedented 2 billion YouTube views

What started out as a video which everyone was talking about, went onto become a global chartbuster, to the most talked about video online. We are talking about none other than South Korean pop star PSY’s insuppressible Gangnam Style.

PSY’s hit has surprisingly become the first YouTube video to exceed 2 billion views (which is something to seriously think about), crossing the mark around just before midnight Friday.

The viral star now holds the record for most overall views along with the most views for a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style follow up Gentleman.

No other video has come close to Gangnam on the video sharing giant’s list of top videos. Justin Bieber’s Baby is the only other video at billion plus views at 1.04 billion. Cute kid video Charlie bit my finger – again! is a remote third with just 711 million views. PSY has three videos in the top 15 on the site.

Even YouTube congratulated PSY for the honour in a message posted on its Google+ account short before noon Saturday, PHL time.

“The most-viewed video on YouTube just hit another jaw-dropping milestone. Congrats on your 2 billionth view, PSY!” YouTube said.

As of Monday 4:00 pm, the video that was published on July 2012 had 2,003,512,530 views. To celebrate the achievement, animated icons of a dancing PSY were situated on the area of the page that shows the number of views.

Clicking the icons trigger an animation on top of the page. The animation portrays some people dancing to “Gangnam Style” to celebrate the two billion mark.

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