Most Viewed Music Video: Gangnam Style by PSY
Most of us know PSY as a rap star from Korea who becomes popular because of his music video: Gangnam Style. The music video of PSY “Gangnam Style” became the most viewed video on Youtube in 2012 with more than 800 million viewers. The number is passing music video from Justin Bieber “Baby".
It’s like a fortune for PSY through his milestone all this time when suddenly he became a famous artist who is known by the world because of his Gangnam style music video. The Korean rap star PSY knew through his slicked-back hair style where he also usually wears sunglasses. In "Gangnam Style" music video, he is known for his unique dance style that mimicked how to ride an invisible horse and that what makes him actually become unpredictable famous world star today.
Gangnam from the title of the music “Gangnam Style” is a district in Seoul, place for newly rich and consumerism style of the suburb's identity. PSY use “Gangnam” for his song title and describe it in his lyrics about what “Gangnam Style” is. With his funny style and video that more like parodies, he got success to entertain people and make them more curious and lure people all around the world to see what the “Gangnam Style” music video looks like. The support from the media also reinforced his music video popularity. PSY is more famous outside Korea than in his native country because of his Gangnam Style music video.
The statistic of “Gangnam Style” music video on Youtube was announced on Youtube blog. It is said, the “Gangnam Style” music video already surpassed Justin Bieber music video “Baby” that reached 805 million viewers. Compared to Justin Bieber music video “Baby” at 803 million viewers at the same time. Gangnam style continuously growing more and more and keep lurking the audiences from all around the world.
PSY music video “Gangnam Style” became a worldwide hit and music video sensation. It is very rare that music with foreign language beside English can be accepted globally. But maybe that is because “Gangnam style” music video itself showing unique parodies and dance styles that never saw somewhere else before.