Psy performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in New York. (Charles Sykes/AP Photo)
Psy performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in New York. (Charles Sykes/AP Photo)
Psy performs in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in New York. (Charles Sykes/AP Photo)

(BBC) – The music video for South Korean singer Psy’s Gangnam Style exceeded YouTube’s view limit, prompting the site to upgrade its counter.

YouTube said the video – its most watched ever – has been viewed more than 2,147,483,647 times.

It has now changed the maximum view limit to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, or more than nine quintillion.

Gangnam Style became a worldwide hit when it was released in 2012, largely due to the surreal video.

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