I know, I know, I know. You’ve heard enough about Gangnam Style. It’s been months since the music video kickstarted a little K-Pop fad and a wave of online spoofs and imitations. Back when it was at the height of its popularity, we reported that the music video had become the most “liked” video on YouTube. While it was extremely well-regarded, the video still trailed behind music videos from American pop stars like Justin Bieber and LMFAO in terms of actual views… But no longer! As of today, Gangnam Style, mastering it’s potential as both pop music video and viral internet sensation, is now the most viewed thing on YouTube, not just the most popular.
As of the time of posting, Gangnam Style has 805,055,375 views and 5,365,263 likes. The music video for Justin Bieber’s baby, the previous reigning champ, has 803,732,561 views and 1,437,519 likes. That’s a pretty big gap, considering that Gangnam Style barely made the top five last time we checked (in late September).
Of course, while being the most popular video is an incredible achievement, it doesn’t mean that PSY or his record label, YG Entertainment, are rolling in dough. Now that he’s earned the championship title, America’s king of K-Pop will have to find alternative revenue streams to capitalize on his success.
Whether you’re absolutely sick of Gangnam Style or can’t help but listen to song at least once a day, you might want to take the time to listen to the song one more time in PSY’s honor. I think he’s earned it.
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