Psy’s Gangnam Style Music Video Broke YouTube’s View Counter

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Back in 2012, South Korean singer Psy released its single "Gangnam Style". The music video instantly became viral largely due to its catchy tunes.

It became one of the most viewed video on YouTube. Over the past months, the buzz around the video has died down but it continues to rack up views.

Now, YouTube informs that the video as been viewed more than 2,147,483,647 times, and in case you're wondering, that's just over 2.1 billion.

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Psy’s Gangnam Style Music Video Broke YouTube’s View Counter

Interestingly, the music video exceeded YouTube's view limit, and now they are upgrading the view counter. Basically, YouTube's counter previously used a 32-bit integer, which is a unit used to represent data in computer architecture.

So, the maximum possible views it could count was 2,147,483,647. But, Gangnam Style literally changed that, which is why they're forced to upgrade the view counter.

"YouTube now uses a 64-bit integer for its video counter, which means videos have a maximum viewer count of 9.22 quintillion," writes BBC.

After Psy's Gangnam Style, Baby by Justin Bieber, is the second-most viewed video on YouTube. The teen sensation became the first person to reach a phenomenal 3 billion views on his YouTube account, back in 2012.

Last year, the "Love the way You Lie" hit maker, Rihanna, overtook Justin Bieber's record as the most viewed artist on YouTube, after receiving 3.8 billion hits.

We've embedded Psy's video below. Watch it below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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