NEW YORK — It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.”

The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit became the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, just before midnight Friday.

He holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his “Gangnam Style” follow-up “Gentleman.”

No other video comes close to “Gangnam” on the streaming service’s list of top videos. Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views.

– From news service reports