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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.

South Korean singer Psy performing at the Gardens by the Bay on May 24, 2013. Psy galloped into the record books on Saturday as his Gangnam Style mega hit smashed through the two-billion mark on YouTube. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
 
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