Psy’s Gentleman Video Breaks YouTube Record as it Enters iTunes Top 10
Psy’s video for his new song Gentleman has smashed the record for the most views in a single day on YouTube as it shoots into the iTunes top 10.
The promo, which features the South Korean pop star pulling pranks on a series of people, has now been viewed more than 58 million times.
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The video for Gentleman – the follow-up to his worldwide hit song Gangnam Style – was uploaded to the site on Saturday and racked up 20 million hits in the first 24 hours.
This beats the previous record of 8 million views, which was set by Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend video in 2012.
Gentleman is currently number eight in the UK iTunes chart while it is number one in Sweden, Belgium, Denmark and Finland.
Psy’s previous video for Gangnam Style became a viral hit after it was released last year and has now been viewed more than 1.5 billion times.
The singer has insisted that he’s not trying for another worldwide hit with Gentleman.
He said: ‘I’ve been doing this for 12 years. Would it be fair to call me a one-hit wonder just because my next song falls flat?
‘I gained international fame almost by accident but that does not mean that I will make desperate efforts to maintain that global popularity.
‘I will just continue to do what I have been doing for all these years. If it satisfies people’s appetite it will. If not, it won’t.’