Gangnam Style hits 2 billion YouTube views

  • AP, New York
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  • Updated: May 31, 2014 10:12 IST

It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible Gangnam Style.

The South Korean pop star's surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark around shortly before midnight EDT Friday.

The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style followup Gentleman.

Read: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' reaches 1 bn views

No other video comes close to "Gangnam" on the streaming service's list of top videos. Justin Bieber's "Baby" is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views. Cute kid video Charlie bit my finger - again! is a distant third with 711 million views.

Psy has three of the top 15 videos on the site.


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