'Gangnam Style,' by Korean superstar Psy, breaks world record
Korean superstar Psy's music video for "Gangnam Style" broke the world record after becoming the "most liked" video on YouTube.
At press time, the video had 2,290,836 likes on YouTube and the Guinness World Records announced that "Gangnam Style" beat out LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," which had 1,576,538 likes.
The news arrives on the same day that the electro-pop duo announced that they were taking a hiatus from LMFAO to move in "different directions."
"Having been the 'Have you seen this?!' video of the last two months across the web, it's great to be able to award a record for this tremendously popular video," Guinness World Records Community Manager Dan Barrett said in a statement on September 20. "In years past it was unthinkable that something would be viewed a hundred million times, and now 'Gangnam Style' has achieved more than twice this figure in just 3 months on YouTube."
"Gangnam Style" is also the most-viewed Korean pop music video on YouTube and marks the first time a South Korean artist has topped the iTunes charts, where he currently remains No. 1.
Psy, a 34-year-old South Korean rapper whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, released "Gangnam Style" video on YouTube in mid-July and at press time the video has over 233 million views on YouTube. The rapper recently appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards, "Ellen," "Today" and "Saturday Night Live."
During his visit to "Ellen," Psy helped teach Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres to do the "Gangnam Style" dance, which involves trotting and some complicated foot movements.
Check out Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video below.