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Friday 1 August 2014

Gangnam Style hits record-breaking two billion YouTube views

South Korean pop star's surprise hit becomes the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views

Published 31/05/2014|06:27

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Psy has three of the top 15 videos on the YouTube site (AP)

It is 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible Gangnam Style.

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The South Korean pop star's surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views.

The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style follow-up Gentleman.

No other video comes close to Gangnam on the streaming service's list of top videos. Justin Bieber's Baby is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views.

Cute kid video Charlie Bit My Finger - Again! is a distant third with 711 million views.

Psy has three of the top 15 videos on YouTube.

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