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  • PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Becomes Most Viewed Video on YouTube
  • [2012-11-27]
  •  Surpasses Justin Bieber’s “Baby”, becoming the most watched video in YouTube history

     
    PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has become the most watched video in YouTube history, recording over 803 million views. 
     
    The music video was first revealed on July 15th and passed the 800 million mark on November 24th. The number of hits kept growing until it became the most-watched clip in the history of the social media site. 




    Justin Bieber’s “Baby” had been the previous record holder with 803,650,000 views, but PSY topped the record in just four months what took 33 months for Justin Bieber.  

     
    The number of hits for the entertaining clip rose sharply, hitting 10 million on August 2nd, 100 million in September, 200 million on September 18th, 300 million on September 28th, 600 million by the end of October and 700 million by November 11th. 
     
    Meanwhile, on September 20th, the video became the most “Liked” video on YouTube, making it on the Guinness World Records list. As of November 24th, the video holds more than 5.3 million “Likes”. 




    Starting with its fame on YouTube, the song has recorded 1st place on the U.K. Singles Chart as well as 2nd place on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart for seven consecutive weeks. 
     
    PSY also won the Best Video Award at the recent MTV Europe Music Awards and the New Media Award at the 30th American Music Awards. He is also nominated for the music video category in the upcoming People’s Choice Awards. 
     
    An official at Google Korea said Google CEO Eric Schmidt who paid a visit to Korea said YouTube played a central role in the world “discovering” PSY. The official added that YouTube has been focusing on K-pop’s potential, saying it was the first time that a country’s music contents were put into a separate category. The official also mentioned that the worldwide interest in K-pop has been growing since PSY’s “Gangnam Style”.  [Yonhap]




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