Psy beats Bieber: Psy’s Gangnam Style video is YouTube’s most watched video now, beating Justin Bieber’s Baby (Video)By Angel Cuala on Nov 26, 2012 in Amazing, Entertainment, Internet, Music, World •
The original ‘Gangnam Style‘ music video at YouTube, as shown below, is now YouTube‘s most viewed video, with over 810 million views and beating Justin Bieber‘s ‘Baby‘ video uploaded 2 years ago, which earlier surpassed the record of Lady Gaga‘s ‘Bad Romance‘ music video.
Psy dancing to Gangnam Style
Image Credit: Psy YouTube video
According to the announcement by YouTube on its official trending blog on Saturday, November 24, 2012, South Korean rap star Psy‘s official music video of ‘Gangnam Style‘ has became the most watched video at YouTube, which has 810,800,000 views as of this writing, since it was uploaded back on July 15, 2012.
“It’s been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Each day, “Gangnam Style” is still being watched between 7 and 10 million times.” A statement reads at Youtube-Trends.blogspot.com, noting that the velocity of popularity for Psy‘s ‘Gangnam Style‘ video is unprecedented.
“’Gangnam Style” and “Psy“, respectively, have been the top rising searches on YouTube over the past six months. And these searches are coming from all over the world. Searches first spiked in South Korea in late July when the video was posted.” YouTube added, along with a chart showing both videos approaching the 1-billion view mark.
As noted by YouTube, U.S. and other English-speaking nations began to be interested in ‘Gangnam Style‘ video in August until it began to peak in North America and Brazil in September, and later earning additional views and a huge spike in October in other areas such as in Europe and India.
On the other hand, YouTube noted For Justin Bieber‘s ‘Baby’ official music video, which has more than 804 million views as of this writing, is still popular even if it was uploaded in February 2010, adding that it is now receiving between 350k and 500k views per day.
Official Gangnam Style music video
Video Credit: by Officialpsy/YouTube
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