South Korean phenomenon “Gangnam Style” by PSY has become the ‘Most Liked YouTube Video‘ in the history according to Guinness World Record. As of posting time, “Gangnam Style” had a whopping 233,449,275 hits and 2,296,624 likes after its July 15 release.
The Korean superstar also surpasses Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, but “Baby” still holds the record for most watched video of all time.
“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.
Read the official Guiness World Records announcement:
“‘GANGNAM STYLE’ HOLDS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST ‘LIKED’ VIDEO IN YOUTUBE HISTORY”
Korean Pop Superstar ‘PSY’ has already achieved quite a lot with his video for ‘Gangnam style’, and now he can add a Guinness World Record to that list.
‘Gangnam Style’, which has only been available to view since the 15th of July, has been ‘liked’ in excess of 2,141,758 times, making it the most liked video in YouTube history.
The closest competitors for most liked video on YouTube include LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (1,574,963 likes), Justin’s Bieber’s ‘Baby’ (1,327,147 likes) and Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (1,245,641 likes).
PSY (real name: Park Jae-Sang) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and rapper. ‘Gangnam Style’, his most successful single to date, is the most viewed K-Pop video on YouTube.
This also marks the first time a South Korean artist has topped the iTunes charts.
Dan Barrett, Guinness World Records Community Manager, comments, ‘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. 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.’
— PSY (@psy_oppa) September 21, 2012