Geek Trivia

What Was The First Youtube Video To Reach One Billion Views?

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Answer: Gangam Style

In the summer of 2012, Korean pop star Psy released his 18th single “Gangam Style”. This particular song (and the accompanying music video) blended a catchy tune, fun dance moves, and over the top theatrics that quickly caught the attention of not just fans in Korea, but, courtesy of YouTube, hundreds of millions of international viewers.

By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts in over thirty countries and become the single most viewed video in the history of YouTube–it broke the billion-view mark in December of 2012 and has since gone on to accumulate over 1.5 billion total views.