“Gangnam Style” has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history. The Gangnam Style music video by Psy which has only been available to view since the 15th July 2012, has been ‘liked’ in excess of 2,141,758 times, making it the most liked video in YouTube history. The closest competitors for most liked video on YouTube include LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (1,574,963 likes), Justin’s Bieber’s ‘Baby’ (1,327,147 likes) and Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (1,245,641 likes). PSY ~ GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V ~ Official YouTube Video uploaded for the first time ever on YouTube on the 15th July 2012 by OfficialPsy
On Saturday 20th October 2012, Psy’s phenonomenal hit song “Gangnam Style” had it’s 500 millionth view on YouTube (500,000,000 / half a billion views), in only 3 months since being uploaded on the 15th July 2012.
The official Guinness World Records site announced: ‘GANGNAM STYLE’ Holds GUiNNESS WORLD RECORD For MOST ‘LiKED’ ViDEO iN YOUTUBE HiSTORY, with the following message:
Korean Pop Superstar ‘PSY’ has already achieved quite a lot with his video for ‘Gangnam style’, and now he can add a Guinness World Record to that list.
‘Gangnam Style’, which has only been available to view since the 15th of July, has been ‘liked’ in excess of 2,141,758 times, making it the most liked video in YouTube history.
The closest competitors for most liked video on YouTube include LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (1,574,963 likes), Justin’s Bieber’s ‘Baby’ (1,327,147 likes) and Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (1,245,641 likes).
PSY (real name: Park Jae-Sang) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and rapper. ‘Gangnam Style’, his most successful single to date, is the most viewed K-Pop video on YouTube.
This also marks the first time a South Korean artist has topped the iTunes charts.
Dan Barrett, Guinness World Records Community Manager, comments, ‘Having been the “Have you seen this?!” video of the last two months across the web, it’s great to be able to award a record for this tremendously popular video. In years past it was unthinkable that something would be viewed a hundred million times, and now “Gangnam Style” has achieved more than twice this figure in just 3 months on YouTube.’
Gangnam Style has also become the biggest selling single in one week in Australia’s history, with Psy officially receiving the record for the most singles sold by any artist in one week.
Psy rocked Australia in Gangnam Style on Wednesday 17th October 2012, when he performed live to a packed crowd, on one of Australia‘s most popular morning television shows, Sunrise, with his global smash hit Gangnam Style. Psy entertained a big crowd of amazed onlookers, and even taught the famous Invisble Horse Dance to Sunrise‘s Mel, Beretts, Matt, Nat and Grant. See Psy on the Sunrise videos
PSY ~ GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일)
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GANGNAM STYLE ViDEO NEWS UPDATE ~ 24th November 2012
GANGNAM STYLE ViDEO NEWS UPDATE ~ 21st December 2012
The Gangnam Style YouTube Video became the 1st in the world to have 1 billion views. YouTube added a special commemorative dancing Psy animated gif to the counter.
GANGNAM STYLE ViDEO NEWS UPDATE ~ 6th April 2013
Psy’s Gangnam Style YouTube video reached 1.5 billion views on the 6th April 2013.
WORLD NEWS ABOUT GANGNAM STYLE 1 BiLLiON ViEWS on YOUTUBE:
- HERALD SUN: Psy on Twitter as Gangnam Style breaks a billion views on YouTube
- ROLLiNG STONE MUSiC: Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Tops One Billion YouTube Views
- FORBES: Out Of This World! Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views And Now Even NASA’s In PSY’s Orbit
- E ONLiNE: PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube
- SOUTH CHiNA MORNiNG POST: Gangnam Style becomes first YouTube video to pass 1 billion views
- SKY NEWS: Gangnam Style reaches one billion views
- The WASHiNGTON TiMES: Psy’s Gangnam Style hits one billion views; The best cover versions (VIDEO)
- The TELEGRAPH: Gangnam Style reaches one billion views on YouTube
PSY RELEASES FOLLOW UP SONG / MUSiC ViDEO ON YOUTUBE ~ 12th April 2013
Gentleman was the follow up single released by Psy on the 12th April. The first public performance of the song, with an associated dance, was unveiled at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on the 13th April 2013. The main lyric line of the song is often mistaken for “I’m a mother f**ker gentleman”, but is actually “I’m a mother father gentleman”.
As of the 1st May 2013, the Gentleman video has been viewed more than 265 million times on YouTube, setting a few YouTube records, including the most views in its first 24 hours, most views in any 24 hours, the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, and fastest video to reach 200 million views.
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