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PSY's 'Gangnam Style' breaks Guinness world record


South Korean pop sensation PSY's global hit "Gangnam Style" has smashed a world record to become the most popular video in YouTube history.

The singer was presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records in London on Thursday for the achievement.

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Since its release in July, the much-parodied online sensation has held off competition from singers Justin Bieber and Adele to receive 4,919,843 "likes" (as of Thursday morning) on the video-sharing website. Receiving the award, PSY says, "I'm honored. This is the first certificate I've ever had ... I didn't get one at school."

Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday says, "I think PSY looked touched to receive his certificate. He even asked if he could keep it! We're pleased to present his official certificate to such a global phenomenon. 'Gangnam Style' is an infectious, joyous song that has brought a smile to the faces of a 10th of the world's population, and the result is that it's the most 'liked' video of any kind in the history of YouTube!"

Watch the video again here.

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Nov 23, 2012 9:21PM
i like it, it's wholesome. ....and that lead girl.... the red head, is soooo Hot!!
Nov 15, 2012 11:04AM
Wow, the most popular video in YouTube history.  That's quite an achievement, considering he's competing with videos by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Adele, Usher, etc. too.

I just watched the video for the first time today.  Silly and funny.  That guy has a lot of stage presence and charisma.

Nov 9, 2012 7:00AM
And for some reason it's overplayed on American radio, yet how many people do you think actually know wtf he's saying?  It's Korean!  Everyone nowadays just wants a "good beat".  This one isn't even that good.  And the video itself, atrocious.
Nov 9, 2012 6:50AM
Nov 9, 2012 4:15AM
We first heard of this song in Hawaii on our vacation a month ago, looked at each other "did he just say open condom style" LOL! She replies "baby we don't use condoms, so it's NO Condom Style" for us LOL
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