All those viral sensations and celebrity guest spots really paid off. Children’s television classic Sesame Street celebrated one billion views on YouTube Wednesday (Take that, Bieber!) with a very special message from the Count.
The South Korean rapper’s hit single, “Gangnam Style,” has become the first YouTube video to surpass one billion views. The official promo has hit the milestone just five months after it became one of the signature songs of summer. Just this week, “Gangnam Style” was also named the top trending YouTube video of 2012.
It’s that time of year again: YouTube has released a list of its Top 10 videos of 2012, accompanied by another dazzling vid that’s bound to become the web’s next viral sensation.
The Rewind YouTube Style video features the website’s biggest stars of the year acting out a goofy parody of “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe.” The video was shot earlier this month at the new YouTube Space in Los Angeles, a place for YouTube creators to come learn, collaborate and create great content to put up on their YouTube channels.