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'Gangnam Style' hits 2 billion views on YouTube

Psy's "Gangnam Style" surpasses 2 billion views mark on YouTube in less than two years.
By Danielle Haynes   |   May 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM   |   Comments

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SAN BRUNO, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- It may have been nearly two years since Psy's Gangnam Style hit the airwaves, but the catchy K-pop tune is still as popular as ever, surpassing a record-breaking 2 billion views mark on YouTube.

Seventeen months after the video was uploaded to the video website, the song hit 2 billion views Friday.

"Two billion views...they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers," Psy said via a statement. "With appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!!"

The viral song and dance spurred a U.S. interest in K-pop and spent seven weeks at the No. 2 position on Billboard's Hot 100 list.

Psy is expected to release a full-length LP soon.

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