Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Is Now the Most-Watched YouTube Video of All Time

Hey, Sexy Ladies! Psy's wacky viral hit has now eclipsed Justin Bieber as the most-watched video ever.

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South Korean rapper Psy’s unexpected hit “Gangnam Style” has officially become the most-watched YouTube video ever, beating Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Baby.”

(WATCH: Psy and MC Hammer Rock the AMAs)

YouTube announced on its Trends blog Saturday that “Gangnam Style” has been viewed over 805 million times and still gets up to 10 million hits each day. As of Monday the video has now received over 826 million views.

According to YouTube, the “velocity of popularity for Psy’s outlandish video is unprecedented.”  Bieber’s “Baby” was uploaded to the site back in February 2010, while Psy’s video was uploaded in July.

(PHOTOS: Psy Plays Free Concert in Seoul for 80,000 People)

The ubiquitous video, which pokes fun of a rich neighborhood in Seoul, has inspired plenty of copies, mashups and parodies by people from Google CEO Eric Schmidt to Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei to this robot.

But fret not, Bieber, your VEVO channel has over 3 billion hits.

MORE: Hey Sexy Ladies: ‘Gangnam Style’ Workouts Are Heading Your Way)

12 comments
Karola_Bloach
Karola_Bloach

I can safely say most of those hits it received isn't because the song is catchy and mind quenching. Most people hear about it and go to see what it is all about. At least I know dozen people who did, including me. Nothing special. It's just another internet hysteria. Well, that's my two cents. Most of videos on youtube with high hits are nothing more than shallow entertainment.

matragrano
matragrano

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matragrano
matragrano

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guerrero_sa
guerrero_sa

@espcie Sí, el mundo es una vergüenza >:(

JSSCHI07
JSSCHI07

For Psy to have the most viewed Youtube video ever after only posting it in July is amazing. This is a great example of how useful the internet has become to performers and the enormous positive impact it can have on their careers. It's also interesting, however, that online "views" or "subscribers" are almost becoming comparable to the number of records an artist has sold regarding their success. In other words, do you need credibility outside of the digital world to be a star these days? I don't know.

Roger Layton
Roger Layton

It just demonstrates the plummeting I.Q. of people.