YouTube superstar Psy has hit 22 million hits in 24 hours with his new music video “Gentleman”.
Psy was launched into YouTube superstardom when his dance-heavy music video for “Gangnam Style” hit the internet. The music video spawned parodies like one promoting NASA (“NASA Johnson Style”), which featured actual astronauts and scenes from aboard an actual space station.
Psy’s fame has even extended into other parts of the internet, including a crossover meme featuring Kim Jong Un and the guy from the Snickers commercial. On the Korean situation that’s happening right now, Psy has gone on record as saying it’s a tragedy.
Anyway, hard news out of the way, Psy recently released a music video for his latest release, “Gentlemen”. The video features the YouTube superstar pulling pranks on a number of women, until Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-In turns the tables on him. Psy’s “Gentleman” also includes the return of “Gangnam Style” co-horts Yoo Jae Suk (the comedian in the yellow suit) and Nol Hong Chul (the elevator dancer).
At a gig in Seoul, Psy said of his new single “Gentleman“, “I’ve been doing this for 12 years. Would it be fair to call me a one-hit wonder just because my next song falls flat? I gained international fame almost by accident but that does not mean that I will make desperate efforts to maintain that global popularity. I will just continue to do what I have been doing for all these years. If it satisfies people’s appetite it will. If not, it won’t.”
It’s true that only having one popular song doesn’t make you a one-hit wonder. After all, Tay Zonday is still among the elite YouTube personalities after “Chocolate Rain”, and Justin Bieber got his start on YouTube. Now Justin Bieber is just as big a pop star as others who broke out with radio singles.
At 22 million hits on YouTube in 24 hours, Psy has nothing to worry about with “Gentleman”.
What do you think of Psy’s latest YouTube music video for “Gentleman”?