Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ Music Video Sets Guinness World Record

The music video for the South Korean pop star's newest single has snagged a Guinness world record for the most viewed video online in 24 hours

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The South Korean pop star Psy — also known as Park Jae-sang — and his newest single have snagged a Guinness world record for the most viewed video online in 24 hours — and it only needed to hit 38 million views to do that.

(MORE: South Korean TV Network Bans Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ Music Video)

Since being released almost two weeks ago, “Gentleman” has racked up more than 248 million views compared with “Gangnam Style,” which now has been played a staggering 1.5 billion times. “Gentleman” managed to acquire 100 million views in four days, while it took “Gangnam Style” almost two months to reach the same threshold.

Scooter Braun, the talent manager who signed Psy to Schoolboy Records (and a 2013 TIME 100 honoree), told MTV he was optimistic about the new single’s success.

“It went like No. 1 in like 52 countries, so it was kind of mind-blowing for us. But [Psy] is just fun. And I think he’s coming to the States end of this week to start performing it on TV, and around the world. And he represents having a good time, so good for him.”

(MORE: Psy Unveils His New ‘Gentleman’ Video and Dance at Extravagant Seoul Concert)

Previously, the world-record holder for most viewed video online in 24 hours was the 2012 YouTube viral clip that spotlighted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

29 comments
Believa6
Believa6

Total disrespect toward all women and he does not like our country. He does like the money he gets from us.

Angelom546
Angelom546

What most people on here have failed to acknowlege is that he sang a song against America, written by another artist, in response to 2 teenage girls being run over by a U.S. tank while walking to school in S. Korea. Our government did not respond to the incident properly at the time and added insult to tragedy by continuing to put pressure on S. Korea to join our war in Iraq.

alexrose1287
alexrose1287

funny how hundreds of millions of Americans watched psy and he wrote in a song he wanted all Americans to die....good job pushover USA

Younjun Hwang
Younjun Hwang

agree with first and last line, but you should search why he did Anti-American thing in the past. Entire country was Anti-America due to murder by American Army. Two innocent Korean girls killed. Not even apologies from Army or U.S gov. Not even clean slate.

Stephen Abbott
Stephen Abbott

I watched about a third of the way through and had to stop. I'm sure many of those 248 million did the same. Thoroughly disgusting song and video.

Karin Jurisic
Karin Jurisic

so what, I opened it also on youtube and closed it wright away

Robbie Parris
Robbie Parris

Can we stop glorifying this d-bag? Especially now that we know his past? Oh oh but he apologized. Clean slate apparently. Time should be ashamed of themselves.

GunnarSpeak
GunnarSpeak

Besides spawning 2 monster YouTube hits, Psy has created an army of cover artistes who want to sing like him and dance like him and hope to become successful like him. There are now contests for best cover versions of Psy :) Check out http://www.tallenge.com/psygentleman.html

Angelom546
Angelom546

No he performed a song from another artist.  Keep in mind he performed that song after U.S. Soldiers ran over 3 teen girls with a tank and instead of the U.S. responding to that in a timely manner we insulted them by continuing to put pressure on them to join the war in Iraq.  If this was a Korean armed forces unit here in the U.S. for deplomatic reasons that conducted themselves like that we'd be calling for South Korea's president's head on a platter.

paganmist
paganmist

@Robbie Parris So we should hate PSY because he said something mean about us? Meanwhile, do you have any idea how many countries we've bombed, how many people we've killed, for no reason other than money? Of course you don't. You don't care. Let's vilify someone for SAYING MEAN WORDS (boo freaking hoo) and ignore the fact that our government has and continues to kill people. We're #1! Anyone who hates us is just jealous of our freedoms, right? You're the sort of American that makes the rest of the world hate our guts and enables the wealthy and powerful in this country to do whatever the heck they want for whatever reasons they want. Good job. PSY shouldn't have apologize. WE didn't apologize for the two Korean girls this country killed for NO REASON.

Angelom546
Angelom546

I hate that our country didn't acknowlege the 2 Korean teen girls our troops ran over with a tank while they were walking to school or that we gave them a big middle finger after it by demanding they join "our" war in Iraq while they already had troops supporting us in Afghanistan.