Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Video Hits One Billion Views on YouTube, VEVO

Psy performs as part of Now 99.7's Triple Ho Show at the San Jose State Event Center on December 14, 2012 in San Jose, California.  Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Psy is one in a billion.

Just five months after the South Korean rapper's "Gangnam Style" video was posted to YouTube — and one month after it surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most-watched clip in the history of the site — the viral song-and-dance phenomenon has hit a new milestone.

On Friday, Dec. 21, the double-platinum single made history as the first-ever video to surpass one billion views. According to a release from Republic Records, "Gangnam Style" is watched between 7 million and 10 million times daily — and that doesn't include the countless fan clips that have sprung up.

"I didn't even imagine 'Gangnam Style' would get one million views, let alone one billion views!" the K-Pop superstar said in the release about his record-setting success. "Is this the Tru-PSY show?"

"I can't compare it to anything else!" he added in an interview with MTV News. "In 2012, I experienced so many things; it's been a tremendous year, but to accomplish this, it's really something that stands out. Because it all began with YouTube, and to have [the video] reach 1 billion views…I don't think even I can break that record!"

Which is not to say he won't try. "I'm really working hard on a new single right now, because I want to prove I can do it one more time," he told MTV. "I'm not going to say I don't feel pressure, but, you know, the pressure is what it is. Right now, my manager says I should just go back to Korea and party, so maybe I'll listen to him."

Psy has certainly earned a little vacation. Over the last five months, the rapper has performed the hit song-and dance with the likes of Britney Spears, Madonna, the Jersey Shore cast, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and '90s hip hop star MC Hammer, who joined the musician onstage at the American Music Awards in November.

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