SEOUL: South Korean pop sensation Park Jae-Sang posted another landmark Tuesday, when the video of his global-hit “Gangnam Style” notched 200 million views on YouTube, days after topping the US iTunes chart.
“Got 200 million views!!! Thx everybody!!!” Park, better known by his stage name “Psy”, wrote on his Twitter account @psy_oppa.
The video, featuring Psy performing his signature “horse riding dance”, went viral shortly after being posted on the video-sharing site in mid-July, turning the chubby, 34-year-old singer into an international star.
Recent appearances at the MTV awards in Los Angeles and on numerous prime-time US talk shows have boosted his profile even higher, pushing “Gangnam Style” to the top of the US iTunes Chart on Saturday.
Psy has also signed a contract with Justin Bieber’s management agency, although he has some way to go to topple Bieber from the top of YouTube’s all-time, most-viewed chart.
The teenage heart-throb’s “Baby” video is currently closing in on 800 million views.