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‘Gangnam Style’ becomes the first video ever to hit one billion views on YouTube

Brian O'Reilly

Published 21/12/2012|16:29

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SOME may have chose to hold their families close as the end of the world approached today, however some found the time to watch ‘Gangnam style’ on YouTube and officially pushed the over the one billion views mark.

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The song, by South Korean rapper Psy, became a viral hit earlier this year as viewers throughout the world became captivated by the cheesy dance song.

He made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show which helped the video accelerate in popularity in the US.

He told host Ellen that his personal philosophy was to “dress classy, dance cheesy”.

The video currently has 1,000,382,639 views on YouTube.

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