Psy performs "Gangnam Style" for the "Today" show audience on Friday September 14th. (Photo : Reuters)
Just days after appearing on "Ellen" to teach Ellen Degeneres and Britney Spears the choreography to his "Gangnam Style" dance, Korean pop star Psy performed his dance on the "Today" show on Friday and took part in a "Gangnam Style" skit on "Saturday Night Live."
On the "Today" show on Friday, Psy performed "Gangnam Style" for the studio audience, many of whom were Korean. The crowd went wild for Psy, whose dance, he told hosts, was inspired by an actual horse. He also taught the moves for the dance to the hosts of the show, including Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and guest host David Gregory.
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After his performance, Psy took part in an interview on the show. during the on-air discussion he revealed that he had no idea his hit video for "Gangnam Style" would become such a massive worldwide craze.
"I didn't expect that at all," Psy said. "I just unloaded this video for the Korean viewers on YouTube and suddenly within 60 days I'm here."
Psy went on to tell the "Today" show that although he has been making moves in the Korean music industry for over a decade, he doesn't expect it to be easy to make it big in the U.S. marketplace. Psy said his first order of business is to make an English song to be released in the near future through his new label Def Dam.
Just 24 hours after his smash performance on "Today," Psy showed up to wow the audience of Saturday Night Live.
Host Seth MacFarlane, Kenan Thompson and Jason Sudeikis took part in an SNL sketch about unhappy workers in a "Lids" store at the mall. To cheer up Thompson about his workday blues, MacFarlane repeatedly pressed a big, red button on the counter in order to bring out a group of dancers to perform the "Gangnam Style" dance. At the end of the sketch, Psy himself was summoned to do some cheering up and join the group in song and dance.
Psy's "Gangnam Style" video debuted on YouTube in mid-July and has since garnered almost 190 million views. Celebrities are going wild for the South Korean superstar with fans including T-Pain, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado and Vanessa Hudgens. Psy met with Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun last month and recently announced that he has signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings.
"Gangnam Style" is currently #1 on Apple's iTunes Top 100 Songs chart and #3 on the iTunes Top 100 Music Videos chart. The song is also #1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, #2 on the Heatseekers Songs chart and #4 on the K-pop Top 100 chart.