Gangnam Style- A Viral Sensation

Hope many of you are familiar with 'Gangnam Style' the baroque and bizarre Korean Music Video done by the South Korean pop artist PSY(Rapper). The video song was released on July 15, 2012, become a viral mega-hit on YouTube. "Gangnam Style" debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. As of now, the music video has been viewed over 730 million (736,974,052 exactly) times on YouTube including my 10 views..LOL, and it is the site's most watched K-pop video and second most watched video ever. On September 20,2012 "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history and subsequently won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards held later that year. Apart from this the video has been tweeted more than 800,000 times and received over 300,000 Facebook Likes[A rough Estimation]. The 34-year-old PSY now leads pop superstars Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen atop the list of YouTube’s current most popular music videos.

Here is the PSY Oppa Gangnam Style video song if you have not heard before.


While “Gangnam Style” does possess an undeniable odd appeal, most people probably aren’t familiar with video beyond its visceral assault on the ears and eyes. This infographic is here to help. Put together by the British design firm Neo Mammalian Studios, it breaks down the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon and the video’s social reach. 

Note: The data's of the infograph is as of September 5 2012

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