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‘Gangnam Style’ Beats Out Bieber’s ‘Baby’ For Number #1 Most Viewed

- Chenda Ngak, CBS News
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'Gangnam Style' Beats Out Bieber's 'Baby' For Number #1 Most Viewed

Psy Performs ‘Gangnam Style’ (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for MTV)

 
SAN BRUNO (CBS NEWS) – Korean pop sensation Psy has stolen the crown for most popular YouTube video from Justin Bieber.

According to San Bruno-based YouTube, Psy’s viral music video “Gangnam Style” currently has 806,283,968 views on YouTube, edging out Bieber’s “Baby” which has 803,847,584 views.

The Korean pop star already won the Guinness World Record for the most “likes” on a YouTube video in September. (It currently has 5,373,234.)

“Gangnam Style” debuted on YouTube on July 15 and quickly went viral, spawning countless imitations and remakes. The catchy video caught the attention of everyone from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt — both have been spotted doing Psy’s signature “horse dance.” Recently, Psy performed with Bay Area and fellow international dance phenomenon, “MC Hammer” on a mash-up of “Gangnam Style” and Hammer’s hit, “Too Legit To Quit,” on-stage at the American Music Awards.

For the few who haven’t seen Psy’s video, click on the player below.

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