Today is a big day for music on YouTube

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


Prachi Gupta
September 21, 2012 8:56PM (UTC)

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.

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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 pgupta@salon.com.

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