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What do you think about PSY's Gangnam style? The world's new obsession
Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
Gangnam Style is a single by South Korean rapper PSY. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY's Best 6th Part 1. "Gangnam Style" debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. The music video has been viewed over 336 million times on YouTube as of September 30, 2012, making it the site's most watched Korean pop (K-pop) video.
The video has been shared on the Internet by numerous celebrities including T-Pain, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise, covered by music artists Nelly Furtado and Maroon 5, and featured in international media outlets such as CNN International, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and the global politics magazine Foreign Policy.
Gangnam Style flash mobs have appeared in cities around the world. The video has become a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different groups including The Oregon Duck, midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy, and the North Korean government. Psy has brought the Gangnam Style dance to various locations including The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Dodger Stadium, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Samsung commercials.
Gangnam Style has been highly praised for its catchy beat and Psy's humorous dance moves in the music video and live performances. On September 17, the song was nominated for Best Video at the upcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. On September 20, 2012, Gangnam Style was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history".
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