07 December 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova
How often do you watch YouTube music videos? Have you seen the recent Gangnam Style video? If so, then you are one of around 971m other people!
The video to the global smash hit song Gangnam Style has become the most-watched clip in YouTube's history. It is now moving quickly towards one billion views.
The video had at one point 5,473,726 likes and 338,504 dislikes. Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber previously held the record for the most YouTube views with his 2010 blockbuster Baby.
Gangnam Style is by 34-year-old South Korean singer Psy. His iconic dance and catchy tune have captured the imagination of millions of people worldwide. The video pokes fun at the glitzy Gangnam district of South Korea's capital Seoul. In it, he is seen dancing around the city pretending to ride a horse and twirl a lasso.
A statement from YouTube Trends called the rise in popularity of the video as "unprecedented". It said: "The video has been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we've ever seen before. Each day, Gangnam Style is still being watched between 7 and 10 million times.