30 September, 2012
[CARTOON] PSY Park Jae-Sang
Thanks to PSY (real name Park Jae-Sang), the whole world is talking about Gangnam, Seoul's ritziest district, and wondering where -- or what -- it could possibly be. He's 34, slightly rotund, and happy to laugh at himself and others -- this is the K-Pop star seemingly taking over the world. And over on Facebook, feeds continue to be peppered with posts about the comic K-Pop singer-songwriter’s frenzied “horse dance,” which foreign media is calling “the second Macarena" because of its catchiness.
The rapper, with his distinctive horse-riding dance, has picked up a Guinness World Record after viewers clicked 'like' on YouTube more than 2.14 million times, making it the most liked video in the website's history. But more importantly has saved music by eclipsing Justin Bieber's Baby which had 1.32 million likes.
PSY: With this new album, I just wanted to make something that was purely comedic – something that could make people laugh like crazy even in the midst of all this global economic slowdown. I wanted to make them forget -- just for a moment even -- about their immediate troubles, and to entertain them the way entertainment should be all about.