The popular and trending music video from South Korea, “Gangnam Style” has become a viral hit and already reached 123,873,098 views to date. Making Oppa Gangnam Style certified Most Viewed Videos on YouTube
Park Jae-Sang or Psy is a South Korean rapper who idolize Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, is enjoying the limelight as his “Gangnam Style” music video is fast becoming the most viewed K-Pop video on YouTube history. Since it debuted last July, it gained massive response and has reached over 100 million views within just 2 months. The song is included in PSY’s Best 6th Part 1.
Psy released his first full-length album entitled PSY… From the Psycho World! on 2001. PSY’s Best 6th Part 1 is his 6th under YG Entertainment.
On August 14, “Gangnam Style” ranked first on YouTube’s ‘Most Viewed Videos’ monthly chart. On August 21, 2012, “Gangnam Style” officially charted #1 on the iTunes Music Video Charts, overtaking Justin Bieber’s As Long as You Love Me and Katy Perry’s Wide Awake; this feat is the first for any South Korean artist. Psy himself admits, isn’t even close of being an idol status.
In the Philippines, MCA Music is very proud to announce its ownership and exclusive license to the phenomenal hit “Gangnam Style” by Psy.
For some local pop culture experts, “Gangnam Style” might be a crashing song that crosses the boundaries of high profile Gangnam District and its way of life. Gangnam District is one of the most affluent areas of Seoul.
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In Hollywood, even celebrities like Tom Cruise, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, to name a few are already bitten by the “Gangnam Style” bug as they post their tweets on Twitter.
The “Gangnam Style” music video already spawned multiple parodies in different countries.
So if you’re still dancing to “Teach Me How To Dougie”, you are way too 2011. Who needs swag when you can “Gangnam Style”.
UPDATE December 2012:
Psy wins International Favorite Award, Best Music Video Award, and Song of the Year Award all for Gangnam Style in the recent 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong last November 30, 2012.
To date, Gangnam Style music video has reached more than 800 million views worldwide. Now, Psy is worried what his next music video is gonna be.
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