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Here's PSY's Followup to 'Gangnam Style'

But what, exactly, is it about?

(Newser) - So much for " Assarabia ": PSY's new single is out, and it carries the innocuous title of "Gentleman." Quite a few outlets are wondering what exactly the song, which features a mixture of Korean and English lyrics, is about; according to the AP , it "pokes... More »

PSY's Next Song Has Unfortunate Title

He's changing the name of 'Assarabia'

(Newser) - You'll soon have a new favorite song, as PSY plans a follow-up to "Gangnam Style"—but the rapper has to change the name first. The announced title is "Assarabia," South Korean slang used to express thrills. Though the AP notes that the word has nothing... More »

S. Korea's Inaugural Gets Gangnam Style

PSY will perform at inaugural of Park Geun-hye

(Newser) - Maybe he'll want to think twice about lip-syncing , but PSY is giving his native South Korea a little Gangnam style for its upcoming presidential inauguration. It's actually unclear whether his horse-riding romp will make the cut (he has other songs?), but he's confirmed to perform at the... More »

Another Huge YouTube Feat for 'Gangnam Style'

Video has racked up 1B views

(Newser) - Korean rapper PSY has accomplished what even Justin Bieber could not: His "Gangnam Style" video is the first to hit one billion views on YouTube , Mashable reports. Now that the milestone has been achieved, a dancing animated version of the rapper appears next to the view counter on the... More »

Obama Attends PSY Gig Despite Controversy

Gangnam star performs at Christmas in Washington concert

(Newser) - President Obama and his family attended a charity concert starring K-Pop juggernaut PSY last night despite controversy over anti-American lyrics he rapped in 2004 . Other performers at the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert, which raises funds for a children's hospital and has been attended by the first family... More »

'Gangnam Style' Tops YouTube's Most-Watched List

Psy's incredibly viral video is officially No.1

(Newser) - Move over, Justin Bieber: Psy has just ended your reign on YouTube. The Korean singing star's quirky "Gangnam Style" video became YouTube's most-watched ever today with 805 million views, passing Bieber's "Baby" by about a million, Mashable reports. "Gangnam Style" also had an average... More »

Oxford Dictionary's Word of 2012: GIF

File format beats 'YOLO,' 'superstorm'

(Newser) - The GIF file type for simple animations has been around since the '80s but only now has the Oxford Dictionary decided to make it its American word of the year. GIF—which stands for "graphic interchange format"—"celebrated a lexical milestone in 2012, gaining traction as... More »

PSY Teaches 'Gangnam Style' Dance to UN Boss

As Ai Weiwei releases weird parody

(Newser) - South Korean rapper PSY has taught his insanely popular "Gangnam Style" dance to Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres and even Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman —but his latest student may be his most impressive yet. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon did the "horse dance" alongside PSY at UN... More »

'Gangnam Style' Hits No. 1 in UK

PSY's viral hit also on track for YouTube record

(Newser) - "Gangnam Style," the wildly popular hit from South Korean rapper PSY, has made it to No. 1 on the UK charts, Sky News reports. It could also become the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, with more than 336 million views as of today. For some perspective, Australia'... More »

Gangnam Style: The Substance Behind the Goofy Dance

It's a critique of South Korea's wealthiest residents

(Newser) - You might think PSY's viral horse dance , Gangnam Style, is hysterical, but the AP takes a look at the serious social commentary behind the rapper's theatrics. The video offers up a critique of Seoul's ritzy Gangnam neighborhood, which is filled with new money, plastic surgery clinics, and... More »

Pharoah's Obama Kicks Off SNL's New Season

Highlights include Eastwood, Psy

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live kicked off its 38th season last night, reports Mediaite , with Seth MacFarlane in the co-host slot and castmember Jay Pharoah debuting his impersonation of Barack Obama in the episode's Cold Open. Taran Killam also debuted as the show's choice to portray Paul Ryan, and Jason... More »

Psy Teaches Ellen, Britney His Horse Dance

'Gangnam Style' rapper makes surprise appearance

(Newser) - Even Britney Spears loves Korean rapper Psy's outrageously popular "Gangnam Style," and in an episode of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show airing today, Brit gets to learn how to do the video's now-famous "horse dance." Gawker and Reddit spotted the clip, which is mostly hilarious—... More »

Everyone Loves Korean Rapper's 'Horse Dance'

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' the latest craze

(Newser) - The latest dance craze involves … galloping around as if you were riding a horse. Sounds awkward, but it's caught on, thanks to South Korean rapper Psy (that's short for Psycho; real name Park Jae-sang). "There's a saying in Korean. 'Let's ride a horse'... More »

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