Watch how YouTube is celebrating Gangnam Style's 2 billion views

FP Staff

Jun 05, 2014 15:35:04 IST

South-Korean pop-star Psy's Gangnam Style music video which went viral and saw close to 1 billion views in just under one year, has now crossed another record milestone. The video has seen over 2 billion views on YouTube, with a total of 2,005,332,083 views at the time of writing.

YouTube is also celebrating this momentous occasion. If you look at the number of views you will two little PSY's dancing next to the numbers. When you click on them, you will see a live animated ticker of the number of views, made up of Gangnam emoji figures on top of the YouTube video. It’s actually quite cool.

 Watch how YouTube is celebrating Gangnam Styles 2 billion views

Screenshot from YouTube.

Gangnam Style is the first YouTube video to hit the landmark and has achieved it just under two years (that’s a billion views a year. PSY's signature horse-dance step also become a big hit and he even appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show and showed both Britney Spears and Ellen how to execute the move.

The video is already in the Guinness book of World Records for attracting the most number of likes (2.14 million) on YouTube. It recorded 1 billion views in just under five months, reaching the milestone in Dec 2012.

And here's the video:

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Updated Date: Jun 05, 2014 15:36:27 IST