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Psy's Gentleman hits 100m YouTube views, shattering another record

Published on Apr 17, 2013 10:33 AM
 
Psy (centre) and dancers perform his new single Gentleman during the concert Happening in Seoul on April 13, 2013. Psy's new music video crossed the 100 million views mark on YouTube on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, shattering another record on the video-sharing site since its much-anticipated weekend debut. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - Gangnam Style star Psy's new music video crossed the 100 million views mark on YouTube on Wednesday, shattering another record on the video-sharing site since its much-anticipated weekend debut.

The video for Gentleman, the long-awaited follow-up to the South Korean singer's global hit, has received 105.4 million hits, topping 100 million in record time since it was posted Saturday.

The previous record was set by the video of Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle singing I Dreamed A Dream in the TV show, which received 100 million hits in just over a week in 2009.

Psy's latest offering also racked up around 20 million hits in the first 24 hours, smashing the previous record for first-day views of 8.0 million set by Canadian star Justin Bieber's Boyfriend video in May 2012.

 
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