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One billion views for Psy's Gangnam?

Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 22, 2012
First Published: 13:24 IST(22/12/2012) | Last Updated: 18:07 IST(22/12/2012)

Psy's Gangnam style video was galloping towards the one-billion-view mark on YouTube on Friday, a fresh milestone in the enduring global craze for the South Korean rapper and his horse-riding dance. The video has had over 995.8 million hits.

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The timing of the one-billion views breakthrough looks set to dovetail with a viral social network hoax that had the 16th century French seer Nostradamus apparently referencing Psy as a harbinger of the December 21 apocalypse.

And this comes less than a month after the video taking the all-time "most-viewed" title away from Baby by Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber.

And although its imminent demise has been predicted many times, the Psy phenomenon has simply refused to die.

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