'Gangnam Style' Reaches 1 Billion Hits On YouTube, A First For The Video-Sharing Network

12/21/2012 12:21 pm ET | Updated Dec 21, 2012

The thunderous gallop of the viral hit "Gangam Style" cannot be stopped.

Less than a month after becoming the most-watched YouTube video in history, Psy's music video became the first ever to surpass 1 billion views on the Google-owned video website.

As of Friday morning, the video had notched almost 400,000 views above that 10-figure threshold.

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It's as much a milestone for the Korean pop star -- who's earning piles of money off of all those clicks -- as it is for YouTube. "Gangnam Style" is arguably best-known song of 2012, and it's hard to imagine the song that will earn that distinction in 2013 of getting this kind of recognition without a lot of help from YouTube or another online platform.

[h/t The Verge]

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