The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

4 weeks on, Psy still number 2 in US pop chart


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Psy ain't going nowhere. Not up. Not down.

For a fourth straight week, the South Korean rapper's Gangnam Style remained parked with the brakes on at number two on Billboard's authoritative Hot 100 pop music chart, released on Wednesday.

Psy, 34, whose real name is Park Jae Sang, rocketed to international fame when his Gangnam Style and goofy signature pony dance went viral in July on YouTube, where it has notched up more than 480 million views.

But the Seoul man's dreams of topping the United States (US) hit parade - and making good on a promise to dance half-naked if he does so - remained elusive as California pop-rockers Maroon 5 held on to first place with One More Night.