Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Gangnam Style" Now Has Three of Top Ten Youtube Videos

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International Business Times

Link to article:
2nd Version of Psy’s Gangnam Style Gets 280 Million Hits, 5th on Top 10 YouTube Hits

The Psy "Gangnam Style" phenomenon continues.  The worldwide mega hit, with its title based on the trendy style of Seoul's ultra-fashionable Gangnam district, has now racked up three of the top 10 youtube clips.  The original version is at #1, a duet version with Korean star Hyuna is at #5, and a stage performance takes the #8 spot.  Psy has become such a star in his home country that a series of stamps now commemorate his success.

Excerpt: "South Korean artist Psy continues to be on a roll as his record-busting Gangnam Style video reached over 1.3 billion hits as of Valentine's Day. He is currently on an Asian and Oceania tour and just finished a concert in Malaysia, will have a one-day concert next week in the Philippines and five concerts in Australia in March.

Within a few month of the release of his sixth album, which contained his megahit Gangnam Style, that phrase was already entered in the Urban Dictionary as the word of the day on Sept 12, 2012. The Web site said that Gangnam Style is actually a Korean neologism mainly associated with upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle seen and trendsetters in Seoul's Gangnam district.

Gangnam is the most affluent part of the South Korean capital city's metropolitan area.

On Thursday, YG Entertainment announced the release of Psy stamps in 22 postal stations around Seoul, beginning Feb 18. This development makes him the first YG artist to have his own stamp set as differentiated from ordinary stamps."

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