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PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Video Achieves Record 2 Billion Views

Bet you thought “Gangnam Style” was a thing of the past, yes?  Nope. The cheesy-yet-catchy dance video by K-Pop artist PSY is still going strong, breaking its own records.  Just seventeen months after becoming the first YouTube video ever to surpass 1 billion views, this week “Gangnam Style” crossed the 2-billion threshold, again being the first YouTube video ever to reach such a milestone.

News of the milestone have brought fresh interest to the video and dance craze that became a worldwide sensation in 2012 and brought K-Pop into the international spotlight.  Since reaching the 2B threshold late Friday, “Gangnam Style” has racked up more than a half million more views (at press time, the current count is 2,000,620,829).

PSY expressed gratitude in a statement: “2 billion views…they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers. With appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!!”

PSY is reportedly working on a new full-length album. Meanwhile, to tide you over, feel free to revisit “Gangnam Style” below.

 


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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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