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PSY has officially gone viral.
The South Korean phenom has surpassed LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem” with his “Gangnam Style, securing the Guinness World Record for most liked video on YouTube. As of press time, “Gangnam Style” had a whopping 2,282,049 likes on the site merely three months after its July 15 release.
PSY also surpasses Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” for the honor, though “Baby” still holds the record for most watched video of all time.
“Having been the ‘have you seen this?!’ video of the last two months across the web, it’s great to be able to award a record for this tremendously popular video,” Guinness World Records Community Manager Dan Barrett said in a statement, obtained by EW. “In years past, it was unthinkable that something would be viewed a hundred million times, and now ‘Gangnam Style’ has achieved more than twice this figure in just three months on YouTube. PSY – your certificate is waiting here at our office, come pick it up any time!”
The news comes just a few weeks after PSY appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to teach X Factor judge Britney Spears how to do the popular moves.
“The mindset of this dance is dress classy and dance cheesy,” he said to the pop star.
Though PSY has not made his own statement regarding the honor, he did acknowledge the news on Twitter by linking to an ABC News story on the subject.
Coincidentally, the news also comes on the heels of reports that LMFAO would be calling it quits — temporarily, at least. The uncle-nephew duo will be taking some time to work on other projects, but are not yet closing the curtain on LMFAO for good.
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