As the prophecy predicted, on the day to end all days, Gangnam Style has reached one billion views. It's the first YouTube video to ever do so and it's only six months old.The video has completely taken over the world, everyone's listened to it and, apparently, continue to listen to it even after they've seen the video once.
There was no doubt that it would reach one billion views by the end of the year, given the rate at which it grew so far.
There's not much else to say, the video took the world by storm and it's obvious that this is the first global music phenomenon that originated from the web, not from TV or radio and not from the traditional gatekeepers, i.e. the big record labels.