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PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes YouTube’s most watched video of all time

In Trending Now on January 2, 2013 at 16:47

tushkat:

just goes to prove youtube is now another medium altogether. seperate from radio & TV

Originally posted on KFWB NEWS TALK 980:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has become YouTube‘s most viewed video of all time.

YouTube says in a posting on its Trends blog that “Gangnam Style” had been viewed 805 million times as of Saturday afternoon, surpassing Justin Bieber‘s “Baby,” which has had 803 million views.

The blog says the “velocity of popularity for PSY’s outlandish video is unprecedented.”

PSY’s video featuring his horse-riding dance was posted on YouTube in July, while “Baby” was uploaded in February 2010.

PSY’s video has become a global sensation, with many people around the world mimicking his “Gangnam Style” dance. In their October meeting, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a South Korean, joked that he had to relinquish his title as “the most famous Korean,” and tried a few of PSY’s dance moves.

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