And the 1 billion view mark has finally been surpassed on YouTube. Gangnam Style, by South Korean rapper Psy, reached the record in just 5 months since the clip debuted on the biggest video portal on the internet.
“Gangnam Style broke all of our records and became the first video to reach a billion views. Yes, that’s right a billion views! ”Published Kevin Allocca, YouTube’s trend manager.
Gangnam Style would have generated – according to analysts’ projections – more than $ 8.1 million in advertising business and more than 2.9 million music downloads since July. YouTube alone would have paid Psy $ 1,707,884.15 for the revenue generated.
If you haven’t watched the video (which is very difficult!), You can check it out below: