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‘Gangnam Style’ hits record-setting 1 billion YouTube views

So Psy’s video for “Gangnam Style” reaches 1 billion views on YouTube/Vevo on the same day the world is supposed to end.

Coincidence?

The Korean pop star is the first artist with a video to hit a billion views on YouTube, surpassing his last record-setting move of unseating Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most-viewed clip on the site. He reached the milestone exactly five months to the day of the video hitting YouTube.

Psy’s manager Scooter Braun (he of Atlanta and discovering-Bieber fame), said in a statement, “We just set out to try and make some history, break down barriers, and prove a song in Korean could go all the way. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to music being the universal language.”

Psy promises a big 2013. And in case you are the one person who hasn’t seen the clip, here it is:

17 comments Add your comment

Denise

December 21st, 2012
2:42 pm

Heeyyyy Sexy Lady……

mahi honu

December 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Minor correction. He is not the first artist to have 1 billion views, He is the first artist with a video that hit 1 billion views. There are several artists whose sum of work are well over 1 billion views. Nevertheless, it’s impressive that he reach this milestone in only 5 months. I’m glad he made this mark. It’s a great song.

Dego

December 21st, 2012
3:24 pm

Is it me……or are he hot Korean women trying to look like white girls???????/

BB

December 21st, 2012
3:27 pm

@Dego…yeah, it’s just you

EndOfTheWorld

December 21st, 2012
3:58 pm

I was the last person to see the video. You have all lost your minds – why anyone would waste their time watching this crap is beyond me.

@EndoftheWorld

December 21st, 2012
4:38 pm

Because it’s catchy crap. It’s a purposely bad song that’s entertaining. I’m not a fan, but it I know the melody. All music isn’t supposed to be ground breaking classics, sometimes people just want to listen to something silly and fun.

John

December 21st, 2012
5:51 pm

Never under estimate the internet the accessibility of Billions of Asians.

China = 1.5 Billion
India = 1 Billion
Japan / Korea = 170 Million
Phillipines / Thailand = 150Million

JoJoJackson

December 21st, 2012
5:52 pm

@Mani Honu….no where in the article did it say he was the first to 1 billion. It said his video for Gangnam style was the first to 1 billion. So your efforts to seem smart on the internet have been thwarted!!!!

jay zee

December 21st, 2012
6:09 pm

i don’t see what all the hype is about , i really don’t!!!

david c

December 21st, 2012
6:18 pm

This is the best you can do for Music News?

yoyo5749

December 21st, 2012
6:47 pm

The only reason his video hit 1 Billion he call all middle school kids to CLICK IT in Korean and America…..LOL

MiltonMan

December 22nd, 2012
9:39 am

Nothing like watching an anti-American moron who wants to kill Americans.

The Good Word

December 22nd, 2012
10:28 am

That’s my favorite part of the video… When he says “hey, sexy lady… Who is American, I wanna kill you!”. The “whop, whop, whop” part is supposed to sound like a machine gun.

Trey

December 22nd, 2012
12:10 pm

F**k that POS, anti-American. If it weren’t for us, he would have been in a circle jerk with Kim Jung IL and Kim Jung Un, before Kim Jung IL died.

Hex

December 22nd, 2012
4:40 pm

One billion sheep. He’s the modern day pied piper. Did he say he wanted to kill ALL Americans or just most of us?

Annoyed

December 23rd, 2012
1:30 am

No, he just wants to kill retards that post crap like MiltonMan.

AMERICANIDIOTS

December 23rd, 2012
2:25 am

In other breaking news: Family Dollar has a sale on Halloween candy.