Britain's baby Prince George has stepped out in public with his parents for the first time in Australia!

You have to watch this! Sexy boy band surprises everyone, even Simon Cowell, on Britain’s Got Talent stage!

'Gangnam Style' YouTube's most watched video

2012-11-24 19:01
 
psy,gangnam style
Seoul - South Korean pop sensation Psy's "Gangnam Style" on Saturday became YouTube's most-watched video of all time, registering more than 803 million views to overtake "Baby" by Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber.

The 34-year-old rapper has rocketed to fame since his "Gangnam Style" video - in which he performs his now famous horse-riding dance - became a worldwide hit following its release in July.

Earlier this month the song ousted Jennifer Lopez's dance hit "On the Floor" from second place on YouTube, and on Saturday it overtook Bieber's hit. In the evening, it had racked up 803 761 928 views against 803 658 345 for "Baby".

Psy's song, which is a tribute to an upmarket neighbourhood in Seoul, has topped charts from Britain to Australia and has been name-checked by global notables including US President Barack Obama and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

It has spawned numerous tribute videos and been imitated by an impressive roster of big names, including Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The quirky star, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, has won adulation in his homeland for the global hit and was this month awarded one of South Korea's highest cultural honours, the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit.

South Korea sees popular culture as a potent export force providing international exposure for a country that still feels overlooked in comparison to neighbours China and Japan.

The rapper recently unveiled plans for his next song in an interview with CNN, saying the lyrics would be a mix of English and Korean.

- AFP

Read more on:    youtube
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
17 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Britain's baby Prince George has stepped out in public with his parents for the first time in Australia, for an encounter with wildlife at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Read More »

Royal watchers are scrutinising the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.