Gangnam Style over 2 billion YouTube views

South Korean rapper Psy is interviewed before performing his massive K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" live on NBC's "Today" show, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in New York.
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It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible Gangnam Style.

The South Korean pop star's surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark early Saturday morning.

The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style followup Gentleman.

No other video comes close to Gangnam on the streaming service's list of top videos.

Justin Bieber's Baby is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views.

Cute kid video Charlie bit my finger - again! is a distant third with 711 million views.

Psy has three of the top 15 videos on YouTube.


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