PSY’s “Gangnam Style” surpassed on Saturday Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as YouTube’s most-watched video of all time after it registered over 805 million views.
Park Jae-Sang, 34, popularly known as PSY, skyrocketed to fame only four months ago with the world release of his “Gangnam Style” music video, where he popularized his catching horse-riding dance move.
On Saturday, November 24, YouTube posted in its blog that PSY’s music video had tallied more than 805 million views to Bieber’s 803 million.
The online video streaming service said it continues to be “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,” wrote Kevin Allocca, manager, Trends, YouTube. This rate is well over the 350 thousand to 500 thousand for Bieber’s two-year-old music video, “Baby”.
PSY’s Korean song, which refers to an upscale neighborhood and business district in Seoul, has topped charts worldwide, including English-speaking countries such as Britain and Australia. It has gained the attention of world leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.