Over 834 million views on YouTube and countless other achievements – in a mere 4 months? What more needs to be said.
Though this may not be a song I would have listened to initially, when it’s on every radio station and television show; when kids and grown-ups are singing and dancing it all over the world, one cannot help but yell ‘GANGNAM STYLE’ every once in a while.
Some may see the Korean singer ‘Psy’ as an overnight wonder but after further research this is far from the truth. His song was the lead single of his sixth studio album. One cannot create six albums overnight.
At the age of 15, he watched a Korean TV programme which introduced pop music from foreign countries. In one particular episode, he witnessed a concert held by the British rock band Queen while they were performing their 1975 hit single “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Wembley Stadium. PSY revealed that the footage of this concert had sparked off his love for music. 1
His rise to fame wasn’t overnight. He just kept doing what he loved. I believe people pay their dues to reach their destiny. Though I don’t know his past, as like many of us, I’m sure he has a story which would encourage everyone (at every age) to always do what you love in life.
Regardless of my views of the song, we can all work to live a Gangam Style of life!
Kudos Psy – keep aiming for the stars.
1 – Source: Wikipedia