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PSY's "Gangnam Style" Takes the World by Storm

2013/01/01 | 354 views | Permalink | Source

Singer PSY's mega hit song "Gangnam Style" was undoubtedly the buzzword this year in the South Korean pop music industry.

PSY released the song "Gangnam Style" on July 15th. The first response to the song came from YouTube.

In a just a month after its debut, the music video for the song was viewed on YouTube 28 million times, topping the video sharing Web site on August 14th.

"Gangnam Style" remained on the second spot of the U.S. Billboard chart for seven straight weeks, and ranked first on the iTunes charts in more than 30 countries. It is now the most-viewed music video in the history of YouTube.

PSY performed his horse-riding dance in front of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on December ninth.

PSY's success is helping Korean pop music make greater strides on the international stage.
Reported by KBS WORLD Radio Contact the KBS News: englishweb@kbs.co.kr

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