Justin Bieber reaches 2 billion YouTube hits

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 17:14 PM IST

Los Angeles: Teen pop star Justin Bieber has become the first person to reach two billion hits on YouTube.

The 17-year-old, who was discovered on the video-sharing site in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager - hit the milestone by gaining 95 million views on his official Vevo YouTube channel in the past month, reported Us magazine.

Bieber has surpassed Lady Gaga`s record after she was the first music artist to reach one billion views on YouTube in 2010.

Justin`s official channel on the website enables his fans to watch an array of his songs.

The `Baby` singer has paid tribute to his supporters, which includes more than 13.9 million twitter followers, by praising them on the social networking webpage.

"I love my fans and I love music. Thank you for helping me share my dream with all of you. Proud of this album. Hope u like it," Bieber said.

PTI