Psy's Gangnam Style has been viewed by more than 10 million people since its release in mid-July.
YouTube’s latest viral music video does not come courtesy of Lady Gaga or Eminem, even though the latter has just set the record for the most "Likes" by a living person on Facebook with 60.1 million fans. In case you missed it, Gangnam style
, has quickly become an instant K-pop classic and internet sensation earning a legion of new fans to the infectious genre and more than 10 million YouTube views to its writer and performer, South Korean rapper Psy.
Psy who had been missing in action for two years, returns to music with a single about living the "good life" in Gangnam, Seoul’s most affluent district and home to South Korea’s trendsetter crowds.
The hilarious video features Psy rapping on the toilet and recruiting senior citizens for his pink party bus, and what is now his signature dance move: "the horse riding dance."
Park Jae Sang aka Psy is one of South Korea’s most controversial music artists, initially popular within the country’s underground hip-hop scene, his satirical take on the K-Pop scene saw him cross over to the mainstream. No stranger to controversy, Psy’s first album PSY from the PSYcho World!
was fined for promoting inappropriate content and his second album Cheap 2
was banned.Gangnam Style
is the first single of PSY’s sixth album titled Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
, since its release on July 15, the hit went straight to the top of K-Pop charts and inspired a wave of YouTube parodies, reaction videos, memes and animated GIFs.
US rapper T-Pain, pop and classical singer Josh Groban and Brit pop superstar Robbie Williams have publicly surrendered to the charm of Psy’s Gangnam Style
. Josh Groban tweeted, "It’s a Gangnam Style world, we’re just living in it. Amazing video." T-Pain soon followed with "Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is…" and Robbie Williams blogged "Try watching this and not smiling I dare you… (not even a lip curl)."
Try and resist the charming Gangnam Style