‘Gangnam Style’ Most Watched YouTube Video Ever

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Psy performs ‘Gangnam Style’ onstage during the MTV EMA’s 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has become YouTube’s most viewed video of all time.

YouTube says in a posting on its Trends blog that “Gangnam Style” had been viewed 805 million times as of Saturday afternoon, surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” which has had 803 million views.

The blog says the “velocity of popularity for PSY’s outlandish video is unprecedented.”

PSY’s video featuring his horse-riding dance was posted on YouTube in July, while “Baby” was uploaded in February 2010.

PSY’s video has become a global sensation, with many people around the world mimicking his “Gangnam Style” dance. In their October meeting, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a South Korean, joked that he had to relinquish his title as “the most famous Korean,” and tried a few of PSY’s dance moves.

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