We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later. PSYâs Gangnam Style has passed Justin Bieberâs Baby and become the most viewed video on YouTube. YouTube has confirmed the milestone and crowned Gangnam Style as the new number one.
At the time of writing, the video now has more than 805 million views. Here, give PSY a couple more:
Bieberâs video became number one in July 2010, when his song passed Lady Gagaâs Bad Romance. Baby was posted in February 2010, and continues to garner between 350k and 500k views per day.
Yet thatâs nothing compared to what Gangnam Style is seeing: it is being watched between 7 million and 10 million times every day. PSYâs video first spread from South Korea to the rest of the world in August 2012, and YouTube says âItâs been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything weâve ever seen before.â
This chart should put that statement into perspective for you:
The question on everyoneâs mind now is: will PSY be able to pull it off again or will he remain an international one-hit wonder?
Image credit: Pontus Edenberg