Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Is The First Video Ever To Hit 1 Billion Views, How Many Were Yours?

by (@zaragolden)

Would you like to see something that you’ve never seen before? Open YouTube in a new tab and search for “Psy” — chances are good that you’ve done this before, but stick with us! — and his “Gangnam Style.” What the video until you’re all “Oppan!”-ed out, and then shift your eyes to where the view-counter below the video. Do you see that? A ten-digit number, punctuated by a very cute animated Psy, because “Gangnam Style” has become the first video in the history of the internet to reach one billion views and what better way is there to celebrate than with a giddy-up GIF! WE DID IT!

This is just another truly impressive achievement to throw atop the pile of Psy’s other truly impressive achievements, which include but are not limited to: launching a viral dance-trend, turning K-Pop into a global phenomenon, getting signed to Justin Bieber‘s team, calming a lot of babies and providing President Obama with a trendy new way to embarrass Sasha and Malia — and all this in just the last six months! So, a hearty “Oppan!” to Psy, who’s giddy-ing up to bright new year.

PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone [Billboard]