Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has just become the first video in the history of the Internet to reach and surpass one billion views.
This morning (Dec. 21), Psy’s mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most watched video on YouTube.
In the days after its breaking of the 803 million YouTube views record, “Gangnam Style” continued to have over 6.5 million views per day – that’s 76.4 view per second.
In comparison to the second most popular video on the Internet, “Baby” likely won’t cross the 1 billion view mark until late 2014, according to projections provided by Next Big Sound. Its decelerating view count currently hovers just above 300,000 per day, or only 3 views per second – a rate that is likely to continue to shrink.
“Gangnam Style” spent 5 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100, reaching the No. 1 spot before even debuting on the Hot 100. The track is now in its 15th week on the U.S.-based Hot 100, with 7 weeks spent in the No. 2 position, held from reaching the throne by Maroon 5’s “One More Night”
For a time Gangnam Style was the most listened to song on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Rdio and Mog, holding the No. 1 spot on the On-Demand Songs chart for 5 weeks.
Read more: Billboard