Sunday, December 23, 2012

'Gangnam Style' - first video to hit one billion views on YouTube

The most innovative, different and attractive video, the Psy's Gangman Style, became the first video to hit one billion views on YouTube, reports Billboard.

Photo: Guardian
The report adds:
At some point in the 10 o'clock hour ET on Friday (Dec. 21), PSY's mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most watched video on YouTube. The video's YouTube page updated with 1,000,382,639 at 10:50 a.m. A precise time has not been announced.
In the days after breaking the 803 million YouTube view record, "Gangnam Style" has sustained over 6.5 million views per day - that's 76.4 view per second.


Park Jae-Sang, has had worldwide success with 'Gangnam Style' and has sold more than 4 million copies around the globe. He also bagged the first UK Number One by a Korean artist. 

"Gangnam Style" spent 5 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100, reaching the No. 1 spot before even debuting on the Hot 100. The song is in its 15th week on the U.S.-based Hot 100, with 7 weeks spent in the No. 2 position, held from the throne by Maroon 5's "One More Night"

Read more about it at: Billboard

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