'Gangnam Style' set to overtake Justin Bieber to become most watched YouTube video of all time

Social media leaderboard, starcount.com, has revealed that viral sensation PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is set to overtake longstanding frontrunner Justin Bieber as the most viewed YouTube video of all time.

The South Korean star shot to fame earlier this year with is infamous dance moves which inspired a chain of parodies from fans. At last check ‘Gangnam Style’ had clocked up 795 million views, and was quickly gaining on Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ which with 803 million views has sat atop the chart for two-and-a-half years.

According to the latest statistic’s PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is currently averaging 11 million views per day, with Bieber’s ‘Baby’ averaging one million per day. Meaning PSY could overtake Bieber as early as this weekend.

‘Gangnam Style’ has already set the record for most “liked” video on YouTube, having overtaken that honour from LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ back in September. ‘Gangnam Style’ can also already lay claim to being the fastest growing video of all time, with starcount.com predicting that it could reach over 1 billion YouTube views by the end of the year if the momentum continues at the same pace.

Enjoy both PSY's 'Gangnam Style and Justin Bieber's 'Baby' above and below.

Gillian West

Gillian West is The Drum’s social media manager and works to ensure The Drum’s content reaches followers across platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram in an engaging, relevant and timely manner. Based in Glasgow, she has been actively involved in building The Drum’s Creative Works brand for over three years now and has interviewed major creative figures including Rankin, Peter Souter, Rosie Arnold, Bob Greenberg and Vicki Maguire. During her time at The Drum she has attended events such as Cannes Lions, the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Art Director’s Club Europe, D&AD and more.

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