Psy Breaks YouTube Record With New Video

04/16/2013
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(Radio.com) From the moment Psy appears in his new video (unexplainably kicking over a traffic cone in the first five seconds), you know "Gentleman," the follow-up to the juggernaut that was "Gangnam Style," is going to be every bit as strange as its predecessor.

After the Korean rapper's new single leaked last Thursday (April 11), one day earlier than originally expected, Psy revealed the "Gentleman" video Saturday (April 13) to a sea of… well, reaction.

The video proceeded to break YouTube's single-day views record, racking up 22.5 million hits in its first 24 hours and over 60 million views by Monday morning.

As the introduction to Psy for many non-Koreans, the success of "Gangnam Style" was spurred on by its addictive music video, which created some interesting new dance moves on its way to becoming the most-viewed YouTube video in the site's history.

But the "Gangnam" video wasn't exactly the "these people are craaaazy" mentality many westerners copped upon first views; rather, Psy's outlandish antics, including mock-riding a horse and rapping while sitting on the toilet, were overall parodies and satire on people seeking to live the lifestyle of those in Gangnam, the supposed place-to-be district in Seoul, South Korea. Watch the video and reach more

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