PSY, the viral sensation who recently announced a collaboration with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, has been making history and breaking all kinds of records since the release of his viral hit “Gangnam Style.” The video, which was released in July of 2012, is the most-viewed video ever on YouTube, currently with 1.8 billion views.
Following the success of “Gangnam Style,” PSY released the music video for follow-up track “Gentleman” in April 2013. The anticipation around “Gentleman” brought in over 38 million clicks within 24 hours of its release.
Although “Gentleman” wasn’t able to snag an award at the YouTube Music Award last weekend (Nov.3), the video is still the most-watched video on YouTube of 2013 with 577 million views and counting. (PSY garnered three nominations at the awards: “Gangnam Style” for YouTube Phenomenon, “Gentleman” for Video of the Year and PSY for Artist of the Year). Currently, the video is ranked at No. 7 on YouTube’s all-time most-viewed videos list. The video is expected hit 600 million views by end of this year, which could bring the video up to No. 5.
PSY will finally bring some heat back to his home country, South Korea, to kick off his hotly anticipated, five-day-long concert extravaganza. The concert, titled “Midnight Gymnastic,” will run from Dec. 20 to Dec. 24. This is PSY’s first time performing in Korea since his concert, “Happening,” back in April. That show was a huge success, bringing in a total of 50,000 fans and getting live-streamed on YouTube, reaching about 150,000 fans globally.
In the midst of his busy schedule, PSY is still working on releasing his first full-length debut in the States.