Marketplace’s Queena Kim makes the case that “Gangnam Style,” the viral video made by K pop star PSY (short for “Psycho”), is part of a broader conversation in Korea about its growing income inequity.
As of this writing, it had more than 118 million views since being posted in July — more than Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” or Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.”.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has spent three weeks atop the K Pop Hot 100 chart and its music video is quickly approaching 30 million views on YouTube.
It is also currently the number one music video on iTunes, beating out Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together,” Justin Beiber’s “As Long As You Love us,” and Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake.”.
It is obvious in the music video that his dance skills are far more prominent than his singing talent.
Park Jae Sung, became the first Korean artist to be invited to the VMAs since Rain performed in 2005, according to the Korea Times.
Psys hilarious, viral music video, Gangnam Style,seems to be all anyone is talking about these days.
Just as the Billboard K Pop Hot 100 chart celebrates its first birthday, it finds itself with a new chart accomplishment from Psy’s hit single “Gangnam Style.”.
After scoring last week’s highest debut, Psy overtakes some of South Korea’s biggest girl groups to rule this week’s K Pop Hot 100 chart.
The Repetitive Lyric Is ‘Oppan Gangnam Style’Which roughly translates to “Girls, your big brother is Gangnam Style.”.
In the song, Psy sings about longing for a “radiant, electrifying girl” who is “tender and big hearted” by day, but by night her heart turns wild and fiery.4.
Gangnam is an area in South Korea’s Seoul that’s like “Beverly Hills meets Las Vegas,” according to the Marketplace piece, where wealthy young men and women engage in the most over the top conspicuous consumption.
“But the guy doesn’t look like Beverly Hills. Dance doesn’t look like Beverly Hills. … And the situation in music video doesn’t look like Beverly Hills. But he keeps saying, ‘we’re Beverly Hills style.’ So that’s the point. It’s sort of a twist.”.
At last night’s VMAs, millions of American viewers were introduced to Psy, the South Korean rapper whose video, ‘Gangnam Style,’ took YouTube by storm last month.
It opens with a beautiful woman fanning the rapper, as he daydreams in a beach chair at a children’s playground.
While people do their everyday things: taking their kids to the park, playing tennis, riding horseback, even taking a public bath Psy makes himself the fabulous central attraction in every setting.
Like many other pop stars there these days, Psy is a judge on the Korean talent reality TV show, “Superstar K” — think the Korean version of “American Idol.
“6. Is a Korean Justin Bieber on the Horizon?On Monday, Psy and Scooter Braun, the music executive who discovered Justin Bieber and now manages the Biebs and The Wanted in North America, posted a “public announcement” on YouTube, showing them sharing a drink.”.
He signed with Schoolboy Records, the label of Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Brown, so we may soon be seeing more of him stateside.
This breaks the record for the most views for a korean artist.
“And then Braun raised his cup and toasted, “To Psy, to Korea, to breaking down barriers, to the future.
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