YouTube was all like “just playin'” when everyone reported that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” broke their video player.
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The five-minute long clip, which has already been viewed over 6 million times on YouTube, opens with the South Korean superstar waking up and running to the bathroom to vomit. Thankfully, Snoop is there to provide him with some much needed support.
From there, the dynamic duo brush their teeth and head out again for another intense night of partying; as Psy sings, “Party’s over, it ain’t over/Try to make a bad memory over and over.”
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Either everybody and their mother has viewed Psy’s video for “Gangnam Style” at this point, or some of you are still watching the South Korean pop star do the horse dance five times a day.
The video for the irrepressible dance song has now surpassed 2 billion views, crossing the mark shortly before midnight on Friday. The only other video with a billion-plus views on the streaming site is Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” But at 1.04 billion clicks, even “Baby” doesn’t come close to topping the unlikely viral star’s YouTube popularity.
Psy also holds another YouTube record: He scored the most views in a day with 38 million for his “Gangnam Style” followup, “Gentleman.”
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Congratulations, PSY: You can officially consider yourself a two-hit wonder.
It took nearly two months for the South Korean rapper’s breakthrough single, “Gangnam Style,” to garner 100 million views on YouTube. His follow-up, “Gentleman,” achieved the same feat in just four days — and a mere week after its YouTube debut, the second video has risen to the top of the video sharing site’s most-viewed chart. In second place? “Gangnam Style,” naturally.
Around this time last year, PSY was strictly a Korean concern. No more: the international sensation now has another viral hit on his hands with the “Gentleman” video, which has amassed more than 100 million views on only its fourth day on YouTube.
The fast success of “Gentleman,” which was released on Saturday, far outstrips the initial performance of “Gangnam Style,” which hit YouTube on July 15 of last year and didn’t pass the 100-million mark until Sept. 4. And while it’s been panned by many critics, “Gentleman” seems to be fairly well-liked: the video’s YouTube page has more than a million thumbs-ups from viewers, while the number of thumbs-downs had yet to top 200,000 at the time of this post.
The new clip, Reuters reports, racked up more than 20 million hits in the 24 hours following its release — unprecedented for a music video. (Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” for comparison, held the previous record by earning 8 million views on the day of its debut.)
Of course, “Gentleman” still has a long way to go before it can overtake “Gangnam Style,” which famously became the first YouTube video to surpass a billion views last December. In fact, that number has since risen above the 1.5 billion mark, giving it a secure lead as YouTube’s most-viewed video of all time. Yet “Gentleman” still has a chance: A Wall Street Journal analysis predicts that the new video has a fair shot at reaching the one-billion milestone even faster than “Gangnam Style” did.
But those two songs aren’t PSY’s only online hits. On YouTube’s chart of its most-viewed videos, PSY’s collaboration with fellow K-pop star HyunA ranks at No. 19 with more than 330 million views. The man, it seems, is on a roll.
So since everybody else is doing it, why don’t you give in and be the 100,000,001st person to view PSY’s “Gentleman” video, conveniently embedded below? Come on, you know you want to:
PSY can now make the same claim McDonald’s does: Over a billion served.
That’s because PSY, that Korean Big Mac of a sensation, has seen his “Gangnam Style” video pass the one-billion mark in YouTube views, becoming the first video to ever reach that milestone. The clip, which the K-pop star posted in June, rakes in seven million views a day on average, according to Google (which owns YouTube).
For some perspective, consider the fact that PSY’s number of YouTube views — which YouTube currently clocks at 1,000,382,639 — is approximately one-seventh of the total world population. Of course, that doesn’t mean that many individual people have actually seen the video; no doubt, at least 750 million of those views come from haggard music bloggers embedding the clip countless times into posts like this one.
Still, it’s quite an achievement for the once-obscure Korean rapper. One expert told the BBC that he “reckons” PSY’s earned “something like $8 million” this year on the power of the “Gangnam Style” video alone.
Help PSY reach a trillion views by giving the clip another play with the video below:
We know that some of you want to use that invisible lasso to yank him off the Internet, but PSY’s popularity shows no signs of relenting. Today, the South Korean rapper’s novelty hit, “Gangnam Style,” earned the honor of becoming YouTube’s most watched video of all time, according to the YouTube Trends blog.
And not Madonna, either. Her Madgesty, ever keen on remaining relevant, teamed up with PSY at a live concert to perform the unstoppable “Gangnam Style” song-and-dance routine on stage. The twist? She blended it in with her own (if less popular) single “Give It 2 Me.”
Take a look at the clip below:
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