PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Surpasses 2 Billion Views on YouTube
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.31.2014
It’s the most viewed YouTube video clip of all time…
Billboard reports that PSY's "Gangnam Style" track has hit another huge milestone. The video for the song is now the first video in history to surpass 2 billion views on YouTube.
The milestone comes 17 months after the track became the first one to surpass the initial billion view mark. The video reached the 2 billion goal on Friday, May 30.
PSY stated on the news, "2 billion views...they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers. With appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!!"
YouTube celebrated the milestone with special pieces of animation showing little Psy images around the view counter. The video was originally uploaded in July 2012 and is the most-viewed clip of all time on the website. The video continues to earn a lot of views and has received almost 100 million views in 2014 alone.
"Gangnam Style" also spent 31 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 2 for seven weeks.