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.”
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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.
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.