Up until very recently, Justin Bieber’s music video ‘Baby,’ which has been online since its February 2010 release, was previously the most-watched YouTube video of all time. The South Korean rapper Psy has very swiftly snatched that accolade from the Canadian pop star, though. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has now garnered over 803,761,000 views on YouTube since it was posted there on July 15, 2012, Billboard have reported. That’s a pretty rapid ascent, in comparison!
‘Gangnam Style’ has already taken the mantle for the most number of ‘likes’ on YouTube (5.3 million, and counting), whereas ‘Baby’ only has 1.4 million. Psy is understandably pleased with his latest achievement; we’re guessing he’s barely had time to take a breath since the success of ‘Gangnam Style’ started snowballing, but he did find the time to post a message on his Twitter page, saying “#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History” although, it is entirely possible that someone else posted that for him, of course.
Hopefully there’s no ill feeling towards Bieber and Psy – who seem to be battling it out for online supremacy right now – because Psy has just been signed to Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records, meaning that he’s now officially labelmates with Bieber. Bieber, for now, can cling on to the fact that she still has 29.3 million more followers on YouTube than Psy. For now, at least.
In case you're one of the few that haven't seen it, here's Psy's 'Gangnam Style':