Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The craze behind Gangnam Style

There is a pop culture explosion that is evolving that involves a song and video by Psy called "Gangnam Style".

Thanks to having a TV in my office, I've been able to learn a little about the man.  Psy is from South Korea.  He went to college in the U.S. (Berkeley in California to be exact).  When he arrived in America to go to college, he spoke almost zero English.

I saw him being interviewed today.  He's very articulate with his English these days.  He's also a huge star in Korea and well on his way thanks to "Gangnam Style" to becoming one in the U.S.  Psy also said that he likes to "dress classy, and dance cheesy".

I also learned a little bit about the song.  "Gangnam Style" refer to someone who is proper and businesslike during the day, and lets loose and gets crazy at night.  Also, the only English in the song, "Hey, sexy lady", is in there because there is no proper translation for that in Korean.  The dance that he does in the video is becoming quite popular.  Britney Spears apparently wanted to learn it, and she got a lesson from Psy himself on today's Ellen show.

One other thing I found interesting:  Scooter Braun, the man who manages Justin Bieber's career, is the person who signed Psy to a record deal in the U.S.  When you're good, you're good.

If you haven't seen the video, you can watch it by clicking here.

Or, check it out below.