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Gangnam Style declared most watched video in YouTube history

Justin Bieber has been dethroned as the reigning king of YouTube as rapper Psy and his Gangnam Style become the most watched video in YouTube history, with 806 million views to date.

Justin Bieber began his career when he was discovered on YouTube back in 2008 and had held the record of most views with 804 million until this October when Psy earned his place in the Guinness World Records for “most liked YouTube video ever.”

Hailing from South Korea, Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, took the world by storm with his 4 minute hit video and his serious dance moves. His song ‘Gangnam Style’ is named for a neighborhood in Seoul. Psy told CNN that “I described the district as normal and calm in the daytime and going insane in the nighttime. That’s what the lyrics are about.”

Psy recently appeared at the American Music Awards to perform a surprise duet with 90’s rapper and fellow dancer MC Hammer.

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