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Gangnam Style singer pressured to create another viral hit

Ten years ago, the song “Gangnam Style” by Korean sensation Psy took the world by storm. New York Times reports that his global success helped pave the way for other Korean pop artists to reach worldwide stardom.

However, Psy reveals that he has spent the last ten years trying to replicate the phenomenon he started. He also shares that there was immense pressure to come up with another mega-hit track.

“I have to make another one,” Psy told the New York Times. In the article, the singer revealed that he tried to continue his emerging success in Hollywood but failed to do so.

UNILAD reports that the song rose in the music charts in more than 30 countries. It placed number one in the UK, Australia, Canada, and numerous other countries. It was second on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Aside from song charts, the music video also racked up quite a success. It gained a Guinness World Record for the first video on YouTube to hit one billion views and earned the Best Video accolade at the MTV Europe Music Awards. As of writing, the music video has more than 4.6 billion views on Youtube.

In an article by Pledge Times, it was reported that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” earned him a contract with Justin Bieber’s management. He even released a song with hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg called “Hangover.”

A decade after his global hit, Psy has learned how to live without chasing after and depending on the fame he once had.

“If another good song comes along and if that thing happens again, great. If not, so be it,” Psy said in the New York Times article“For now, I’ll do what I do in my rightful place.”

Currently, Psy is back in South Korea. He has his music label and management company, where he hopes to create the next big K-Pop sensation.

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