(NEW YORK) — Oppan Billion Style! PSY’s viral video for his hit “Gangnam Style” has just become the first ever to reach one billion views on YouTube. The video crossed the threshold sometime in the 10 a.m. ET hour on Friday and now displays more than 1,000,382,000 views.
Twenty-seven days ago, “Gangnam Style” took the title of the most-watched video ever on the website. Billboard reports that since then, it’s gotten somewhere in the neighborhood of 6.5 million views per day, or 76.4 views per second.
PSY is now so far ahead of the next most popular video, Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” that that clip probably won’t cross the billion mark until late in 2014, according to Billboard.
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