Psy's 'Gangnam Style' tops 5 billion YouTube views


"Gangnam Style," a 2012 global sensation by South Korean singer-rapper Psy, reached another milestone Saturday as the song's popularity has continued for more than a decade.

The music video for the song exceeded 5 billion views on YouTube.

Unveiled in July 2012, the main track from Psy's sixth full-length album became a global sensation as its comical music video and the singer's trademark horse dance went viral.

The song made him the first K-pop act to rise to No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 main singles chart. Psy spent a total of seven weeks in the position.

Its music video became the first video to exceed YouTube's view limit when it surpassed 2 billion views in May 2014, prompting the service to upgrade its counter. The video later surpassed 3 billion in November 2017 and 4 billion in March 2021.


The Korea Herald

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