Psy's YouTube channel has now amassed over three billion views

K-pop star is third artist to pass three billion mark after Rihanna and Justin Bieber

Psy's YouTube channel has now amassed over three billion views

Photo: PA

Psy's YouTube channel has now racked up over three billion views.

The K-pop star is only the third artist to pass the three billion mark after Rihanna and Justin Bieber, Billboard reports. Some 1.7 billion of Psy's views come from his high-octane 'Gangnam Style' video, which became the first video to hit one billion views on YouTube last December (2012).

Psy's follow-up video, 'Gentleman', premiered on YouTube on April 13 and has since racked up nearly half a million views of its own. However, not everyone is a fan of the ubiquitous K-pop star, whose real name is Park Jae-sang. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has recently branded him "the herpes of music", an insult Psy took in good grace.

"I kinda like it, it's cool," Psy said in response. "So he's saying I'm like herpes? I should say something to him. What was his name? Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, he's saying I'm like herpes, it keeps coming back. I think it's really cool and I appreciate that. Thank you," Psy said in response.

Meanwhile, Psy revealed last month (June) that he was due to meet Queen guitarist Brian May for brunch - and hinted that the pair could be planning a collaboration.




Read More On This Artist

psy Merchandise
More News
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM