There’s been lots of buzz on the “intra-web” about a certain South Korean rapper who is giving Justin Bieber something to quake about in his Supra sneakers:
Psy’s video, Gangnam Style is skyrocketing on the YouTube counter, heading straight for Viral Celebrity Status! This video was uploaded less than 2 months ago and it already has over 190 MILLION VIEWS!
His dance moves are awesome, the beat is hard and I don’t even care that I can’t sing along with the Korean words. Psy is definitely bringing a good fight.
Will he knock out our beloved Canadian icon in the battle of YouTube’s Most Watched Singer???
PSY vs. THE BIEBES
||Singer/ Heartthrob/Retired Hair-Flipper
|# of years since first album dropped
||34 years old
||18 years old
||Boston University, Berklee College of Music
||St. Michael Catholic Secondary School (Ont.)
|Song with the most # of YouTube hits
||Gangnam Style - 194,231,101 views
||Baby - 779,584,956 (I still like to watch this for the "Classic Bieber-ness")
|Dance moves score
||Definitely a 10!
||9... because they lack originality
So what do you think? Who has the best moves? Who will reign supreme? Will Psy push Bieber out as the YouTube popstar king?
If you need a little more info to form your opinion (although what we have on K-Pop & Psy is, admittedly, rather slight):
Bieber’s newest book is dropping soon at CPL: Just Getting Started by Justin Bieber
Bieber’s Mom also just released an autobiography with some juicy stories about her own struggles as a teen mom: Nowehere by Up: the Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom by Pattie Mallette
And lots more Bieber, Bieber, Bieber!
And finally, if you can’t get enough of K-POP, try: Wonder Girls and Rain
~Guest Blog By: Jackie~
UPDATE: On December 21st, the world didn't end, but Gangnam Style did become the first YouTube video ever to hit 1 BILLION views! I think we can call that a win...
~update by: Carrie~