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Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ video draws over 130 million views from 220 countries

By Korea Herald

Published : Sept. 11, 2012 - 20:52

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Korean singer Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video drew more than 130 million views from 220 countries around the world in less than two months, recent data provided by YouTube showed on Tuesday.

The number of views for the viral song’s music video in the United States topped the list with 19.36 million, followed by Korea and Thailand with 17.06 million and 8.97 million, respectively. Malaysia and Canada placed fourth and fifth with 6.79 million and 3.65 million views. The music video has also been watched more than thousand times even in Muslim countries in Africa and in the Middle East.

Surprisingly, the data also revealed that the online music video attracted more views from countries in North America and Europe than Japan and China, where K-pop already has a strong presence.

The music video by the South Korean singer broke the 130-million mark in just 58 days. It took more than three months for world star Justin Bieber to break that with his hit-song “Boyfriend.” It was three years before the music video for Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” broke the 130 million mark, the data showed.

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