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.