One of the most popular YouTube videos in 2012 was “Gangnam Style,” which is a Korean pop song by Psy. As of right now, the video has around 1.998 billion views, which means it will hit 2 billion within the next few days. The video was originally posted on YouTube on July 15, 2012.
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PSY is a Korean pop star that saw a record number of YouTube views with the song “Gangnam Style.” For the week ending July 14th, PSY’s channel surpassed 3 billion views. PSY became the third artist to hit this milestone behind Rihanna and Justin Bieber.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video has over 1.2 billion views on YouTube. The Gangnam Style video has been surging in views since July 2012 and so Wonderful Pistachios hired Psy to be in their Super Bowl ad. The Super Bowl pistachios ad starring Psy was promoted with the hashtag #crackinstyle. The Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl ad hit over 400,000 views on YouTube along with the millions of people that viewed the ad on Super Bowl day itself. Check out the video below:
How much does Psy make from YouTube? The Korean pop singer hit over 1.23 billion views for the song “Gangnam Style.” As a result, he made around $8 million in revenue according to Google chief business officer Nikesh Arora on the Q4 earnings call. When you break down the numbers, this means that Psy made around 0.65 cents every time someone played the video. Since YouTube videos keep around half of the money, this means that Psy and his record company took home around $4 million.
On February 3rd during the Super Bowl, Korean pop artist PSY will be starring in a Wonderful Pistachios ad. PSY is best known for the song “Gangnam Style.” Gangnam Style has been watched over 1 billion times on YouTube. Wonderful Pistachios is also running a campaign where you could win a Mercedes-Benz SLK for a year. This is the first time that PSY will be appearing in a U.S. TV commercial. [Source: Wonderful Pistachios Facebook Page]
Psy is the South Korean singer that is known for creating the “Gangnam Style” song and music video. That music video has just hit 1 billion YouTube views. This is the first YouTube video to hit 1 billion views. It is believed that the video hit the 1 billion view milestone on late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
DJ Paolo Monti has put together this mash-up of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Wham!’s “Last Christmas.” The original Gangnam Style video has just surpassed 900 million YouTube views and given how fast it is growing, it will likely surpass 1 billion views by the New Year. Check out the mash-up video below:
The Peterson brothers of Peterson Farm & Livestock in Assaria, Kansas created a viral video back in June called “I’m Farming And I Grow It” as a parody of the LMFAO song “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” The Peterson brothers’ parody video hit around 7.7 million YouTube views. The brothers have released a new video that parodies the song “Gangnam Style.” Check out their parody video below called “Farmer Style.”