On This Day: “Gangnam Style” became the first video to surpass a billion views online

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AP’s On This Day: 21 December 2012

“Gangnam Style” by South Korean singer PSY, became the first video in the history of the internet to surpass a billion views online.

The song’s success was partly due to PSY’s memorable dance moves which were copied by numerous people around the globe.

Despite being viewed over four billion times to date, “Gangnam Style” has been roundly defeated by “Baby Shark Dance” with nearly ten billion clicks on Youtube.

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