South Korea’s PSY has now become the first Korean and K-pop star to have a single be number one on the U.S. iTunes Singles Charts. His new single “Gangnam Style” is a little over two months old and has topped Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me,” Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” Fun’s “Some Nights” and the collaborative song “Clique” by Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean. It has now garnered over 177,000,000 views on YouTube and reached a new milestone now having been the most liked video on YouTube as well.
In addition to having his song gone viral, he’s made numerous appearances in the United States. He’s appeared in the MTV VMAs, taught Britney Spears how to do his famous “horsey” dance on the “Ellen DeGenres Show,” was a guest on TMZ numerous times and also performed a live set of “Gangnam Style” on the Today Show.
PSY is now on Schoolboy Records which happens to be owned by Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. We can now only wait to see what their next move will be. It’s going to be pretty hard to top the “Gangnam Style” fever. If anything, I’m sure this Berkely School of Music alumni may have some more tricks up his sleeve.