Today is a big day for music on YouTube

"Gangnam Style" just made a world record, and Linkin Park hit 1 billion views

Published September 21, 2012 4:56PM (EDT)

Linkin Park, that nu-metal rock band you tell everyone you outgrew 10 years ago but actually didn't, has become the first rock band to hit 1 billion views on YouTube. According to Fuse, the band is now in the company of super-pop acts like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna in terms of most-viewed music videos.

Another video is making headlines today: "Gangnam Style." According to the "Guinness Book of World Records," Psy's infectious, hilarious and hypnotic horse dance video has become the most-liked YouTube video of all time, with over 2 million likes. To celebrate, you should probably go watch it again.


By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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