South Korean rapper Psy's new video, Gentleman, rocketed up the YouTube heights with more than 82 million views on Tuesday, chasing the success of his megahit "Gangnam Style" after smashing the previous record for first-day views for songs.
Gangnam Style, which holds the YouTube record
for most views ever with more than 1.5 billion, made the corpulent Korean a global star and one of the best-known faces to come out of the growing K-pop music scene.
The video to Gentleman racked up more than 20 million hits in the first 24 hours after its release on Saturday night. That easily outstripped the 8 million views for Justin Bieber's Boyfriend in its first 24 hours.
"51 million views in 40 hours!!My God!!" Psy tweeted on Monday.
The song was also climbing music charts around the world, hitting 8th in B