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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
'Gangnam Style' hits 2 billion views on YouTube
South Korean actor PSY attends the premiere of "Red 2" at the Westwood Village Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 11, 2013. In this sequel, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

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.

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"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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