Psy Conquers the (Guinness) World

September 26, 2012 By:
Psy Conquers the (Guinness) World

It’s official: Psy and “Gangnam Style” is taking over the planet!

The electro-dance track just made its way straight into the Bible of Human Feats—clinching the Guinness World Record for “Most Liked Video on YouTube”—a not too shabby stable for the South Korean K-pop star and his silly horse gallop dance.

The video, which has become a global sensation, has garnered 2,250,000+ million likes just three months since it was uploaded online in July. Psy beat out the previous record holders LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” who are also known for their eclectic dance moves and music. LMFAO was only able to reel in 1,500,000+ million lkes and there were two of them.

In related news: The same week Psy takes the international title from them, LMFAO also breaks up. Coincidence?

The song is also currently #1 on the iTunes music charts, setting ANOTHER record for the “Gangham” craze: The first time a Korean artist has had a #1 success on the digital music store.

It’s also inspired—for better or for worse—countless parody videos, which rival Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

Justin Bieber’s song “Baby” still has the record for the most views on YouTube, standing tall overhead with a towering 780+ million, so it makes sense then that Psy has since been courted by Bieber’s record label. Y’know, to ensure total world domination. Will we see Bieber/Psy 2012 on the ballet this November?