Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ loses title of most-watched YouTube video
Psy’s record-setting video for ‘Gangnam Style’ has been surpassed as YouTube’s most-watched video after almost five years after its release.
The video become the first video to reach one billion views and now has 2,894,653,630 views (as of July 11), but that’s no longer enough to hold the title.
Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’, featuring Charlie Puth, has taken over.
On Tuesday, Khalifa and Puth’s tear-jerking Furious 7 ballad (that also serves as a tribute to the late Paul Walker) had 2,896,229,422 views and climbing.
‘Gangnam Style’, the quirky South Korean video spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube almost five years ago.
YouTube had to rewrite its code to up the number of maximum views.
Initially, YouTube could only store 2,147,483,647 views on one video, but ‘Gangnam Style’ passed that in December 2014, forcing the video streaming site to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (which means you could technically stream “See You Again” more than 9 quintillion times).
Once historic when Psy crossed the threshold, a total of 68 clips have passed the one billion view mark on YouTube, all but three of them music videos.
Here are the two videos.