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'Gangnam Style' Reaches 1 Billion Hits On YouTube, A First For The Video-Sharing Network

South Korean entertainer Psy performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks,
South Korean entertainer Psy performs during halftime of an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The thunderous gallop of the viral hit "Gangam Style" cannot be stopped.

Less than a month after becoming the most-watched YouTube video in history, Psy's music video became the first ever to surpass 1 billion views on the Google-owned video website.

As of Friday morning, the video had notched almost 400,000 views above that 10-figure threshold.

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It's as much a milestone for the Korean pop star -- who's earning piles of money off of all those clicks -- as it is for YouTube. "Gangnam Style" is arguably best-known song of 2012, and it's hard to imagine the song that will earn that distinction in 2013 of getting this kind of recognition without a lot of help from YouTube or another online platform.

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