Say it Ain’t So! PSY Retires “Gangnam Style” (Maybe)
Will the new year bring an end to the biggest musical phenomenon of 2012?
Justin Timberlake did it with “SexyBack” and now it appears South Korean rapper PSY wants to distance himself from the infectious hit single and international dance craze that made him an American household name. PSY told MTV News that his performance of “Gangnam Style” on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve might mark the “ending” of the song incredible shelf life.
“Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style.’ I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”
Last month, “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video in history to hit 1 billion views. The track has amassed more than $8 million in digital sales. PSY, who celebrated his 35th birthday on New Year’s Eve, says he’s now focused on not becoming a one-hit wonder:
“The song became too popular and so you start to have some concern about its life period. I’m really working hard on a new single right now, and I’m not saying ['Gangnam'] is ending on Dick Clark — I still have a lot of invitations to perform it…I’ll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China and I’ve still got to do promo. So let me say that in America I need a new single because ‘Gangnam Style’ got too popular, so I’ve got to write a new single.”
Written by Castina on January 1st, 2013 | Tagged as: Today's New Music