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Gangnam Style becomes YouTube's most viewed video

  • South Korean pop star Psy's music video Gangnam Style has become the most watched item ever posted on YouTube with more than 800 million views.

    The track emerged as a global phenomenon and the video is also YouTube's most "liked" of all time.

    In a post on its Trends blog, YouTube said Gangnam Style on Saturday surpassed the previous record holder, Justin Bieber's 2010 music video Baby. By midday, Gangnam Style hit 805 million views, compared to 803 million for Bieber’s song. A few hours later, Gangnam Style reached more than 809 million views.

    Gangnam Style was first posted to YouTube in July.