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'Psy Syndrome' Spreads to Europe, Latin America

2012/09/21 | 291 views | Permalink | Source

Anchor: The popularity of singer Psy and his megahit single "Gangnam Style" has expanded well beyond the U.S. to reach Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. Our Kim Soyon tells us more.

Report: BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills phoned up Psy on Thursday to speak on his radio music program where he congratulated the Korean rapper for Gangnam Style's jump to eleventh place on the U.S. Billboard single charts.

Mills said Gangnam Style was played continuously in the UK throughout the week, and Psy, who was in LA at the time, said it was all thanks to Mills.

When the host said Psy had become a superstar, Psy said "not yet" and jokingly added that no one recognizes him if he takes off his black shades.

A major online news community in Switzerland "20 Minuten Online" has also put out a report analyzing Psy's popularity.

On Monday, Polish private broadcaster TVN highlighted Gangnam Style, showing Polish people on a morning show doing the "horse-riding dance" that the tune has popularized.

Psy has received coverage in South America, and on Thursday, Mexican daily "Reforma" ran a story on the front of its people's section and introduced the growing hype surrounding the Korean singer.

Kim Soyon, KBS World Radio News.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

Contact the KBS News: englishweb@kbs.co.kr

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