Gangnam Style : First video to reach 1,000,000,000 on youtube?!?

Gangnam Style is now officially the most viewed video on youtube. As I am writing this post, there is a war of comments happening on youtube between Gangnamstylers and Beliebers… Apparently Psy just passed Bieber somewhere around 803 million today. Hold on a second, last time I check this video a few weeks ago I thought it was around 500 million. How did Gangnam Style grow so fast? Is it really going to be the first video to reach 1,000,000,000 views?!? Let’s take a look at the charts of the top 3 most viewed videos on youtube.

3rd with 624,277,481 : Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull

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Amazing score with over 600,000,000 for Jennifer Lopez but this video is 1 year and 8 months old. It will still take about a year to reach a billion.

2nd with 803,697,418 : Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris

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This video is 2 years and 9 months old. We can see that the curves of Lopez and Bieber are pretty similar and slowly decreasing.

1st with 805,158,668 : Psy – Gangnam style (강남스타일) M/V

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This video however is only 4 months old! After going through an amazing rise of views in August, this curve is heading straight to 1 billion! Psy is getting roughly 9,000,000 views per day with his hit song. If that rate remains constant, he will reach a billion views in less than 1 month. Actually when I started writing this post about 2 hours ago he was around 803 million, and now when I’m ending this post he’s around 805 million. This world is crazy. Some people say that Psy will be a one hit wonder. Well with this world record he’s about to reach, it’s going to be a while before we forget him…

Are we at a stage where Asian music is going to become internationally more popular than western music?

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2 thoughts on “Gangnam Style : First video to reach 1,000,000,000 on youtube?!?

  1. This world is definitely crazy and that shit will definitely reach 1 Billion. But in terms of this type of music becoming internationally more popular I think gangnam style will be the only time this ever happens again for a long time. It’s the exception to the rule. Plus people have had such a big dose of asiapop from this one single that by the time the song dies out, the rest of the genre will be fucked too.

  2. TRhey say that when Gangnam Style reaches into 1,000,000,000 hits, It we’ll be our ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..”END”!

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