Psy's 'Gangnam Style' reaches one billion views

By Hindustan Times

Psy's "Gangnam Style" became the first video to hit a billion views on YouTube on Friday, marking a fresh milestone in the global craze for the South Korean rapper and his horse-riding dance.

The view counter attached to "Gangnam Style," which was only posted on the video-sharing
site July 15, clicked over into 10 figures at around 1550 GMT, confirming its status as the most viewed video in the site's history.

"One billion views is an incredible number," said Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager, who attributed Psy's success "to the universal appeal of catchy music – and er, great equine dance moves."

Psy has swept all before him in the past five months, hoovering up awards and scoring guest appearances with e