Another Huge YouTube Feat for 'Gangnam Style'

Video has racked up 1B views
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 10:59 AM CST
In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY, who gained popularity from his famous song "Gangnam Style," gives a press conference prior to his concert at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

(Newser) – Korean rapper PSY has accomplished what even Justin Bieber could not: His "Gangnam Style" video is the first to hit one billion views on YouTube, Mashable reports. Now that the milestone has been achieved, a dancing animated version of the rapper appears next to the view counter on the page. Millions of views have been adding up per hour—the video went from 995 million views to one billion in just three hours.

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