PSY Gets an All Kill on Music Charts with Release of “Bell Bottoms”
Nicholas Kim, Dec. 1, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
Psy’s latest title tracks “Daddy” and “Bell Bottoms” were big hits, and the internationally famous star has just gotten an all kill on real-time music charts! Since Dember 1st, 7 AM KST, “Bell Bottoms” was number one on Melon, Genie, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Mnet, Soribada, Bugs, and Monkey3 music charts. The track “Daddy” came in second on most music charts, and his other tracks came right behind. Even though all of PSY’s newest tracks are extremely popular, it seems like “Bell Bottoms” is more popular as a song, while “Daddy” is gaining more fame as a music video.
Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), better known by his stage name Psy, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" (translated as "Big brother (feminine voice) is Gangnam style", with Psy referring to himself) was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.
On October 23, 2012, Psy met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his "unlimited global reach". On December 21, 2012, his music video for "Gangnam Style" exceeded one billion views on YouTube, becoming the first video to do so in the website's history. Psy was subsequently recognized by the media as the "King of YouTube". On May 31, 2014, the video for Psy's Gangnam Style hit two billion views. It is currently the most viewed video on YouTube, with over 2.4 billion views.