In two months PSY's "Gangnam Style" music video has raked in 273,763,196 views on YouTube. This is the actual count as I am writing this. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” as of right now has 269,694,070 views. That took roughly six months.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s song was once labeled the “song of the summer” and just like “Gangnam Style” was parodied relentlessly over and over. But PSY’s comedic dance anthem easily surpassed it. The popularity has attracted celebrity fans such as Britney Spears, Usher, Ellen DeGeneres, T-Pain, Nelly Furtado and many more. The famous “horsey dance” has been danced by everyone and even the University of Ohio’s marching band has performed the song.
So what’s next? In a Korean press conference last night there has been talk about his future releases. Although there was chatter about an upcoming English album, there was definitely more solid moves towards another single.
“Right now I am planning to release my first single between mid to end of November while releasing the second single through an English album”
Watch the rest of the interview here.
So while PSY's "Gangnam Style" is still #1 on the U.S. iTunes Singles Chart and is closing in on the Top 10 in Billboard's "Hot One Hundred," the next single will truly define as to how long his stardom will last. But either way, his ride has been an incredible one.