Three years after its release, "Gangnam Style" is still racking up views. On August 24, the MV reached a whopping 2.4 billion views. to place that into perspective, this is just about a 3rd of this complete world"s population! To commemorate this feat, YG uploaded a post on its legitimate blog and social media celebrating the exceptional approval for "Gangnam Style." The image they uploaded is an animated edition of the kooky singer/rapper forever frozen in area doing his signature "horse dance."
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Psys Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube with Record Views Written by Adri On December 4, 2014 The popularity of Psys Gangnam Style MV on YouTube just wont die down. After surpassing 2 billion views in late May this year, YouTube officially needed to re-calibrate its coding system to accommodate its ever-growing viewership.
On December 1st, YouTube shared that Gangnam Style had surpassed its 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views) limit and forced them to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (=9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views). If youre not sure how to say that magic number, that is 9 quintillion were talking about.
YouTube also marked the occasion with a special counter on the “Gangnam Style” video page. A cursor hovering over the counter spins through the view count. In their Google+ page, YouTube ask viewers to:
"YouTube engineers anticipated the problem and upgraded to a 64-bit integer. That means that "Gangnam Style" or future mega-hit videos can now go beyond nine sextillion (9,223,372,036,854,775,808) views a feat that, at least according to conventional wisdom, would be impossible to break."
The MV broke records by being the first to hit 1 billion views, but then it went right on to reaching 2 billion views. Regardless, its popularity is not winding down anytime soon as a recent post by YouTube reveals that the MV is still going strong and jokes that the site needs an upgrade to accommodate.
YouTube wrote, "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!
If you do as they say and hover the mouse over the counter, it has a fun surprise for fans! Congratulations, Psy, on continuously dominating YouTube with his viral hit.
The company writes, “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. “Gangnam Style” has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade! Hover over the counter in PSY’s video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube.”
Commenters have left replies such as, “PSY, stop breaking my YouTube!”, “WOOOW MORE THAN 2 BILLION VIEWS!!”, and “The numbers were so high they couldn’t comma it.”
The image is a gift that Psy received from Google in celebration of hitting 2 billion YouTube views. It also held the record for the most-viewed YouTube video of all time.
This achievement was made less than two years after it was first uploaded. YouTube also commemorated the milestone with little dancing Psys around the play count.
PSY‘s enormous hit “Gangnam Style” that took over the world in 2012 has hit two billion views on YouTube.
Although the initial hype has calmed down, the hilarious music video continues to attract viewers. Now, the original music video has reached two billon views on YouTube, which gives a stamp of approval for the unbeatable popularity of “Gangnam Style.”
Being the first-ever YouTube video to record such digits, fans and viewers have shown excited reactions the achievement. To celebrate the occasion, YouTube has added tiny dancing PSY figures next to the view counter.
Not many expected the "Psy phenomenon" when the singer released his "Gangnam Style" MV two years ago on July 15, 2012. But its catchy horse dance and addictive beat helped it to become the first ever video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views, and now 2 billion views!
To celebrate the feat, YouTube even included two dancing Psy icons next to the view count to signify 2 billion, and also tweeted out to the public:
The timing also couldn"t have been any better as reports and rumors are already hinting on Psy"s upcoming comeback possibly set for this summer.
It has been almost two years since PSY unleashed “Gangnam Style” to the world, and now it will soon become the first video for reach two billion views on YouTube.
Following the release of the music video of “Gangnam Style” on July 15, 2012, PSY did have live promotions of the song through Korean music programs, but it was the zany music video that caused it to be a viral hit world wide.
Though the song was released on July 15 in 2012, the 4:13 clip from the South Korean rapper, has hit 1.9 billion views as of February 8, marking another record after 4 months which surpassed 1.8 billion views on October 23 in 2013. This is the first video clip on Youtube with ‘a billion view’ and it became the Most-Watched Youtube video of all time in shortest time. With the steadily increasing views, the video is expected to reach 2 billion views within this year. Also, his another hit ‘Gentlemen’ released on April 13 last year has chosen as ‘one of the most watched Youtube videos in 2013’ recording over 600 million viewers mark as of Sunday. Meanwhile, world star Psy is in preparation of a new song as a follow up to ‘Gentlemen.’ Global pop star Snoop Dogg and G-Dragon of Bigbang appeared in his music video filmed in Incheon, Korea.