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 newest song “Gentleman” became the most viewed video online in 24 hours by hitting 38.4 million views within the first day on April 14th. It hit 100 million views in around 4 days. “Gangnam Style” took two months to hit those same numbers. PSY’s “Gentleman” now has around 475 million views.
“Gangnam Style” was the first individual video on YouTube to hit 1 billion views, even passing Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” Gangnam Style now has 1.7 billion views.