'Billion Style' as Psy reaches Internet milestone
Published on Dec 22, 2012 6:03 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - Psy hailed his ascent to "Billion Style" on Saturday, after the South Korean rapper's viral hit became the first video to break a billion views on YouTube, marking a historic milestone on the Internet.
The view counter for Gangnam Style, which was only posted on the video-sharing site July 15, clicked over into 10 figures at around 1550 GMT (11.50pm Singapore time) on Friday, as the global craze for the singer and his horse-riding dance refuses to die down.
As of 0630 GMT on Saturday the counter showed 1,010,321,921 views.
"Finally becoming #BillionStyle!!!" Psy wrote on Twitter.
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