9:43 pm - 12/23/2012

Gangnam Style reaches 1 billion views




The thunderous gallop of the viral hit "Gangam Style" cannot be stopped.

Less than a month after becoming the most-watched YouTube video in history, Psy's music video became the first ever to surpass 1 billion views on the Google-owned video website.

As of Friday morning, the video had notched almost 400,000 views above that 10-figure threshold.

It's as much a milestone for the Korean pop star -- who's earning piles of money off of all those clicks -- as it is for YouTube. "Gangnam Style" is arguably best-known song of 2012, and it's hard to imagine the song that will earn that distinction in 2013 of getting this kind of recognition without a lot of help from YouTube or another online platform.



Source: Huffington Post

Everyone's probably over this song, but I thought a billion views is worth posting about x)

shanny_w 24th-Dec-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
I was just checking to see how many views he was at now and he has got 33 million more views already. I wonder how many views it will have on it's 1 year anniversary :O



Edited at 2012-12-24 08:20 am (UTC)
goshipgurl 24th-Dec-2012 10:54 am (UTC)
omg is this real?
empressmaruja 25th-Dec-2012 07:45 am (UTC)
I looked at it and... no.

Obama's official channel is "BarackObamadotcom."
frantastic 24th-Dec-2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
WE HAVE A WHEN WILL YOUR FAVES TAG YES TY <3

Edited at 2012-12-24 02:04 pm (UTC)
lee_chikin 25th-Dec-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't even notice 'till I read your comment. It's beautiful.
mjspice 24th-Dec-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
OMG FOR REAL!? GO PSY!
momomoing 24th-Dec-2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
OBAMA <33
keeleym 25th-Dec-2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
But Obama's channel is BarackObamadotcom, not Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/user/BarackObamadotcom
shanny_w 25th-Dec-2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I know :)
shintotchi 24th-Dec-2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I was hoping this article would get posted. Whether you are done with the song or not, at least acknowledge the accomplishment. One billion views is astounding.
shanny_w 24th-Dec-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
I love this video from 2:00 onward

shintotchi 24th-Dec-2012 08:22 am (UTC)
woooooow. Hilarious. It is amazing how conspiracy theorists just stick it out. Not as amazing as a billion views, but damn if they don't try. XD
soramai 24th-Dec-2012 09:49 am (UTC)
lmao, and we're still here.
shanny_w 24th-Dec-2012 09:55 am (UTC)
what if we all got fried in a split second by a solar flare

and this is the afterlife
klauses 26th-Dec-2012 01:17 am (UTC)
lmao this comment is cracking me up
___varying 24th-Dec-2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
IA. A lot of songs don't even get the chance to be tired of, lbr.
ullielvidina 24th-Dec-2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Noticing that the comments aren't as many as it used to be, I think OMONA netizens are already bored with this song.
4minutesluts 24th-Dec-2012 08:36 am (UTC)
"already"

its been talked about for months longer than almost all kpop songs so thats not really surprising
ullielvidina 24th-Dec-2012 09:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's true.
4minutesluts 24th-Dec-2012 08:50 am (UTC)
1 view for every 7 people on the planet
gypsy_sonata 24th-Dec-2012 09:39 am (UTC)
Congrats to Psy!
goshipgurl 24th-Dec-2012 10:55 am (UTC)
feels like yesterday when the song reached 100 million views and now it's already 1 billion.. crazy
dysphoriia 24th-Dec-2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
it has gone up another 35 million views, wtf.
ok i just added another one to that.

Edited at 2012-12-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
mjspice 24th-Dec-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
1 Billion Party for PSY! XDD
shanny_w 25th-Dec-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
hileahrious 24th-Dec-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
for the record, I will never get sick of this song... I've deemed it impossible
iznanassi 24th-Dec-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
So the conspiracy theory was wrong.
shanny_w 24th-Dec-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
it was just a cover for the real conspiracy!!
kissuholic 24th-Dec-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
am really proud of PSY and Gangnam style!! idk, but 1 billion views? that is really something that will be hard to beat.
bunica1990 24th-Dec-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats to Psy!
empressmaruja 25th-Dec-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Congratulations to PSY!
swhyeon1991 25th-Dec-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
Finally a when will your faves tag! Lol~
Congrats to Psy!
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