'Gangnam Style' sets Guinness record for most 'liked' video

Posted at 09/22/12 12:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Korean pop singer Psy's "Gangnam Style" has set a new Guinness World Record as the most "liked" video in YouTube history.

Guinness announced Thursday that the video, which first hit YouTube on July 15, 2012, has been 'liked' in excess of 2,141,758 times.

The closest competitors for most liked video on YouTube include LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" (1,574,963 likes), Justin's Bieber's "Baby" (1,327,147 likes) and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" (1,245,641 likes).

"Gangnam Style" also the most viewed K-Pop video on YouTube.

It marked the first time that a South Korean artist has topped the iTunes charts.

"Having been the 'Have you seen this?!' video of the last two months across the web, it's great to be able to award a record for this tremendously popular video. In years past it was unthinkable that something  would be viewed a hundred million times, and now 'Gangnam Style' has achieved more than twice this figure in just 3 months on YouTube," said Dan Barrett, Guinness World Records community manager.