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Gangnam Style, wacky K-pop music video, goes viral

Published on Aug 6, 2012 10:38 AM
 
An eccentric South Korean K-pop singer has become a global online hit after a video of his latest song was viewed more than 15 million times on YouTube. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

SEOUL (AFP) - An eccentric South Korean K-pop singer has become a global online hit after a video of his latest song was viewed more than 15 million times on YouTube.

Park Jae Sang, 34, better known by his stage name Psy, is riding high in the charts inside and outside Korea with Gangnam Style, the title track of his sixth album.

The video featuring Psy performing the so-called "horse dance" - similar to riding a horse - has gone viral and pop stars overseas have tweeted and commented on the wacky performance.

Fans all over the world have created parody versions of the song and posted them on YouTube to share with others.

 
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