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YouTube: ‘Gangnam Style’ Sets Guinness World Record for Highest Likes

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Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 14:05 [IST]

Korean pop star Psy who achieved tremendous popularity with his viral music video ‘Gangnam Style’ has one more thing to cheer about. The celebrity's video has become the one with maximum number of likes in the history of YouTube, setting a new Guiness World Record. 

As of now, the video has crossed over 2.2 million likes in YouTube breaking the previous record of 1.5 million likes set by the widely popular ‘Party Rock Anthem’ by LMFAO. ‘Gangnam Style’ video has already been viewed more than 232 million times and the number is expected to go further heights. 

The viral video is being picked up in charts from all across the globe. It will have a lot of distance to travel until it beats the record of video with most number of views, Justin Bieber’s Baby which is currently standing on a view count of 780million.But the fact that it has been just two months since the video was uploaded gives more scope for such a record break. Gangnam Style has created a huge buzz in the global music industry.

Popular artist Nelly Furtado has come up with a cover to the song to show her affection for the viral song. This tremendous popularity of the video surely shows the power of viral media in the Internet. For those who haven’t seen the infectious video on YouTube, here is the link. Have a look:

Topics: YouTube video news
Story first published:  Saturday, September 22, 2012, 14:09 [IST]
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