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NewsX | Dec 9
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Over in South Korea, a new music video by Korean pop singer PSY is taking the country by storm. It's received more than 32 million hits on YouTube since it was posted a month ago. Freelance music writer Jeff Benjamin tells us how the video expands on a new approach known as Gangnam style.
Jeff Benjamin, Freelance Journalist:
It's truly remarkable what PSY has been able to do with Gangnam style and this very stylized, glossy world of Korean idol pop. He's not only been able to create an entertaining video like his fellow idols, but he's been able to go a step further and show his personality and create this ridiculous, unpredictable video that captures everyone's intrigue.
I think the song itself is really resonating with viewers as well, because it plays off this dance, popular dance style. And PSY's been able to stay in the Top 200 Songs; he's been around the 150, 180 range. And I think that truly shows that people are really dedicating themselves to this song. They're literally purchasing it. I think with the continued media coverage and more press as well, Justin Bieber's manager is going to be working with him. You know, this is huge for PSY, and I don't think it's going to end any time soon.