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PSY’s Gangnam Style has jumped to the 64th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, now the best-selling record among Korean pop singers.
In 2009, the Korean girl band “Wonder Girls” reached the 76th spot of this chart with their song “Nobody,” and was at the time the highest grossing record any Korean singer had had in the U.S. market.
With his appearance on U.S. television and radio programs, on top of several promotion events with his new agent Scooter Braun, it is expected that his popularity will keep gaining momentum. Braun is also responsible for making Justin Bieber a super star. The number of YouTube views of PSY’s music video is still increasing, having reached 160 million views and holding great promise for his future success in the U.S.
PSY’s Gangnam Style is doing a great on the iTunes Music Chart as well. According to the single chart of iTunes, ‘Top Songs,’ Gangnam Style is staying at 6th place as of September 13.
PSY was invited to the MTV awards to celebrate 100 million YouTube views of his music video, making many American shows interested in inviting him to their show. He was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 11, teaching his “Horse dance” to Ellen and the other guest Britney Spears. It is reported that the show got its highest viewer ratings since 2003. PSY will be on the show again in the near future as a guest and will talk about himself with Ellen. It is reported that NBC’s Today Show is also planning to invite him as a guest.
The number of parody videos of the Gangnam Style music video is increasing. Currently, videos of the Obama version of Gangnam Style and the Romney version are gaining popularity online. In the Obama version, clips of Obama’s speeches are used to make up the song, and it looks like Obama is singing the Gangnam Style song. Meanwhile, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno aired a parody video by using computer graphic that made Romney dance to Gangnam Style.
ABC news reported on Night Line that Gangnam Style’s humor, sarcasm and addictive beat are the key of PSY’s success.
The 36-year-old hip-hop singer who graduated Berklee college of music in Boston, debuted in 2001 in Korea, winning huge popularity with his single ‘Bird’. More information of Psy is available here.