SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — “Gangnam Style,” the mega-hit single by South Korean rapper Psy, has surpassed the 2.3 billion mark in YouTube views nearly three years after it was released, his management agency said Monday.
The video hit the 2.3 billion milestone Sunday afternoon, YG Entertainment said.
Uploaded on July 15, 2012, “Gangnam Style” topped 100 million views on the 52nd day of its release and 1 billion views on the 161st day. In May last year, it became the first YouTube video to garner 2 billion views.
It then hit 2.1 billion views in October and 2.2 billion views in January.
The rapper, meanwhile, has recently swept China’s local music charts with the Chinese-language version of his 2005 song, “Father,” featuring the renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang.