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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' video hits 2 billion views on YouTube

Dress classy and dance cheesy! Korean pop star Psy's "Gangnam" style music video became the first to reach 2 billion, in less than two years.

Published Sat, May 31 2014 1:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

South Korean singer Psy's popular "Gangnam Style" music video became the first video to reach 2 billion views, as it instantly went viral after being posted online in July 2012. "Gangnam Style" has held the most viewed YouTube video for quite some time, also becoming the first video to eclipse the 1 billion-view mark.

Psy's "Gentleman" music video holds the record for most video views in a single day, picking up 38 million in less than 24 hours.

"2 billion views... they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers," Psy said in a statement. "With appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!"

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' video hits 2 billion views on YouTube | TweakTown.com
NEWS SOURCES:abcnews.go.com, time.com

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