Psy and Rebecca Black have one big thing in common. Their US fame is based off of the strength of one song and video. For Psy, it’s the inescapable “Gangnam Style,” whose daffy video and dance have turned the 35-year-old South Korean into one of pop’s biggest stars thanks to Billboard success and the most-watched YouTube video of all time. Now it’s time to move on. Psy has announced that he’s going to be putting “Gangnam Style” to the side to work on writing a second single for the US market. Yeah, good luck with that, my man.
“I’m really working hard on a new single right now, and I’m not saying ['Gangnam'] is ending on Dick Clark – I still have a lot of invitations to perform it … I’ll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I’ve still got to do promo,” he said. “So let me say that in America I need a new single because “Gangnam Style” got too popular, so I’ve got to write a new single.”
However, the US finale for Gangnam was a big one. Not only did Psy have a huge stage at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and the hundreds of thousands crammed into New York City’s Times Square for the ball drop, he also brought back the actors from the music video, including bike shorts guy and the yellow suit dancer, as well as special guest Hammer.
In case you missed it, here’s the performance from New Years.
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