Most Viewed YouTube Video of All Time
YouTube is a video sharing website. During its early days, it was one of the unknown website that most people tend to pass by without care. As it gained popularity due to its accessibility and its usability, YouTube became an internet sensation and people began uploading videos left and right. It came to a point that the website was able to cash in on the overflowing traffic. The more views a video has, the more money it raked in. It was not soon that Google instantly grabbed the website and bought it. Now, it has become one of the most visited website all over the world. People come to YouTube to look for videos of their favorite celebrities or simply upload videos to share with their friends and family.
Find out which video has the most views on YouTube.
The most viewed YouTube video of all time did not come from the US or any western country. In fact, the video came from a humble musician in South Korea named PSY. Gangnam Style is the most viewed YouTube video of all time. The song was released in July 2012 and by December 21, 2012, it was the first ever YouTube video to reach 1 billion views. By December 2013, it has reached over 1.84 billion views. It has surpassed the site’s previous record holder – Justin Bieber’s single Baby.
Gangnam Style took the world by storm through its countless parodies. At first, the video itself was not recognized or even noticed by the mass. It was until several parodies of the song and its unique dance step that mimicked horse riding that the song became an instant hit in the website. Soon, the video reached millions of views and became a worldwide sensation. Celebrities from all over the world soon caught up with the internet sensation and the singer, PSY also became a worldwide sensation.
Aside from being the most viewed YouTube video of all time, PSY’s Gangnam Style is also the most “liked” YouTube video. The video itself was received with mild reviews along with its catchy beat and dance moves. In late 2012, it won Best Video in the MTV Europe Music Awards and on New Year’s Eve 2012, millions of people got to see PSY perform the song in Time Square. Several high ranking politicians and leaders all over the world even the President of the United States was seen dancing to the beat of the YouTube video.
By the end of 2012, more than 30 countries have signed a deal with PSY to guest on shows and promote his album. The United Nations even promoted the song as a force of world peace since it has converged all nationalities under one song and has promoted peace and happiness to the people. It is also one of the most parodied video of all time.
By 2013, PSY has become a worldwide sensation thanks to a small music video that was uploaded in 2012.