'Gangnam Style' makes YouTube history with 1 billion views

By REUTERS
December 21, 2012 22:04

 
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LOS ANGELES - South Korean rapper Psy's infectious viral hit song, "Gangnam Style," made history on Friday as the first ever video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views, adding yet another record to the song's juggernaut journey into mainstream pop.

The song, first posted on YouTube on July 15, clocked the 1 billion milestone at 10:50 a.m. EST (1550 GMT) and YouTube marked the occasion with a dancing Psy doodle next to their logo.

The song also became YouTube's most watched video last month, overtaking Justin Bieber's "Baby" video, which previously held the title.

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