Justin Bieber and his 'sponsor,' Usher

*You know that “Baby” song and video by Justin Bieber you’ve been hatin’ on? Well, it’s now the most watched video ever on YouTube.

The 16-year-old video has passed Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video to take the all-time lead. More than 246 million have watched “Baby.”

Bieber, who was “discovered” and sponsored by Usher, 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.

Oh yeah, in case you’re wondering, according to the AP, the most-watched clip on YouTube that isn’t a music video is the popular “Charlie bit my finger” viral video, which more than 210 million have watched.

Haven’t see “Baby” and wondering what all the fuss is about? Check it out here:


Wanna know how Bieber got his break in the music game, watch his interview with Katie Couric: