58 million people have already seen the sequel to “Gangnam Style». South Korean Psy breaks all records on YouTube.
The South Korean artist Park Jae-sang (35), or Psy, released his latest music video on Saturday. This sequel to the monster hit “Gangnam Style” is called “Gentleman”, and after three short days it has already exploded all records.
During the first 24 hours “Gentleman” got 20 million hits on Youtube. This breaks Justin Bieber’s world record with his song “Boyfriend”, that got 8 million views during its first day.
On April 12, the audio of Psy’s follow-up single “Gentleman” was leaked onto the internet, a day before its official release to radio. The music video for “Gentleman” later premiered at Psy’s ‘Happening’ Concert at Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea, which was attended by 50,000 people and live streamed on Youtube to an audience of 150,000.
Have a look at Psy’s new music video here.
In July 2012 Psy released his sixth album PSY 6 and the song “Gangnam Style” started to appear in broadcasting neworks and newspapers outside Asia. On August 14 “Gangnam Style” ranked first on Youtube’s ‘Most Viewed Videos’ monthly chart. And later that month the song officially charted No. 1 on the iTunes Music Video Charts, beating Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
Taking to Twitter
After the video went viral, celebrities quickly jumped on board with Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise taking to Twitter to share their delight.
When I realized that some top stars like have imagined or tweeted about me, I thought, ‘That’s joking. That’s not gonna happen…’ I never expect things like this, not because they are top stars, but because this is the biggest market in the universe for pop music, right, so everybody’s dreaming about having appearance in the U.S. so I’m still saying, ‘What going on here? This is beautiful. – Psy
On November 24 2012, “Gangnam Style” became the most viewed video in YouTube history, surpassing the previous most watched video, Justin Bieber’s “Baby”. The number of views were achieved about eleven times faster than Bieber’s.
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