Psy has become a global pop culture phenomenon (Photo : Psy)
It's the phrase heard around YouTube. The catchy K-pop song by Psy has set a Guinness World Record. The artist's video for his song "Gangnam Style" has reached almost 3 million "likes" on YouTube, making it the most liked video of all time.
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As of Sept. 27, campy 4:13-minute long video has solidified an astounding 2,928,207 likes on the popular video site. The video has accumulated 293,762,486 total views, with 129,453 likes. At least it's not the most disliked video on YouTube.
"Gangnam Style" debut July 15 and quickly went viral. YouTube published statistics showing that within two months, "Gangnam" has increased to an average of more than 6 million views per day.
"Got 200 million views !!! Thx everybody!!! 2억뷰달성!!!" Psy tweeted Sept. 17.
Psy has become a global pop culture phenomenon, teaching the dance to mega star Britney Spears and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was also seen performing the video's signature "horse dance."
"With K-pop, we had a whole industry of extraordinarily high quality music that was largely not available outside of Japan and Korea and a couple other countries. YouTube made it mainstream and global," Schmidt said to the Wall Street Journal.
Rap star T-Pain even took part in the craze by tweeting a cartoon photo of a man dressed in a Batman mask doing the dance.
Mercury News reported that the song's title is social commentary on life in Gangnam, an affluent neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea.