Psy's Gangnam Style sets YouTube record with 2 billion views
Published on May 31, 2014 11:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - South Korean pop phenomenon Psy galloped into the record books on Saturday as his Gangnam Style mega hit smashed through the two-billion mark on YouTube.
It was a first at YouTube, where Baby by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber in February became the only other video in the billion-view club.
Gangnam Style at the OfficialPsy channel has now had nearly twice the amount of viewers, according to figures from the northern California-based YouTube.
The video became a global sensation and fueled a South Korean K-pop trend after it was uploaded to YouTube in July 2012.
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