Bieber's 'Baby' is most-watched video on YouTube

Jul 16, 2010
In this June 24, 2010 file photo, Justin Bieber performs in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)

(AP) -- Justin Bieber's music video for "Baby" is the most-watched video ever on YouTube.

The 16-year-old pop star's video passed Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video to take the all-time lead. More than 246 million have watched Bieber's video on the Inc.-owned website.

Bieber tweeted a thank you to "Beliebers" and said the video's success was "crazy." The singer wrote: "I started on youtube so ... WOW!"

Bieber's video and Lady Gaga's switched positions briefly Friday, but as of late afternoon, Bieber was ahead by more than 600,000 views.

The most-watched clip on that isn't a video is the popular "Charlie bit my finger" viral video, which more than 210 million have watched.

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Themonkeymagic
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 16, 2010
I think this is the sign that the world is going to hell... not global warming
Caliban
4 / 5 (1) Jul 16, 2010
@Themonkey,

Certainly true for Western Civilization, at any rate.
What puzzles me is how this could possibly be considered newsworthy on a science site.
DKoncewicz
Jul 17, 2010
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Jigga
1 / 5 (1) Jul 17, 2010
Interesting, I'm visiting YT often and I never mentioned this clip.
trekgeek1
not rated yet Jul 19, 2010
So 50 million horny teenage girls watched this video 5 times before they fell asleep holding their pillow with their best attempt at a Bieber face drawn on it and now we all care enough to read about it?

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