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PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video breaks YouTube coding

We all knew how popular PSY’sGangnam Style” was when the tune could be heard blaring out of television, smartphone screen, taxi radio and karaoke machine the world over, a phenomenon that was affirmed when it became the first YouTube video to ever garner one billion views. The song’s music video recently reached another absurd milestone, surpassing YouTube’s highest possible view count of 2,147,483,647 views as it is currently capable of storing on its 32-bit integer code. As a result, YouTube has had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer, which can accommodate up to nine quintillion views. F

or old time’s sake and to help the music video reach its new goal, watch it over here.

Make sure to also hover your cursor over the view counter for some animated math.

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PSY – “HANGOVER” featuring Snoop Dogg (official music video)

South Korean pop artist PSY, who’s “Gangnam Style” recently surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube, has released the official music video for his newest single “Hangover” featuring none other than Snoop Dogg. The video went live on Sunday night after PSY and Snoop appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, since being uploaded Sunday night, the “Hangover” video has already been viewed more than 6.6 million times.

”Hangover” precedes another PSY single, “Daddy,” which is said to be coming later this summer.

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Why are there so few mainstream Asian-American rappers?

Why are there so few mainstream Asian American rappers? Director Salima Koroma and producer Jaeki Cho are trying to find out in their new indy documentary “Bad Rap.”

The film features L.A.’s Dumfounded crew, Queens MC’s Awkwafina and Rekstizzy and Virginia’s Lyricks. Digging into the history of Asian Americans in hip-hop, Koroma and Cho travel through the heyday of Jin and Philly’s Mountain Brothers, then bring things forward to examine the recent success of Far East Movement and K-pop star PSY. They also spend a fair amount of time dissecting the roles that gender and racial politics play in the struggle these rappers face in their attempts to break through.

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‘Gangnam Style’ reaches 2-billion views milestone

 

 

The video for “Gangnam Style,” the 2012 viral song that made Korean rapper Psy a global star, has achieved another world record by garnering 2 billion views on YouTube.

It has also amassed 8.3 million likes and 5.18 million comments as of this writing.

The milestone was reached on May 31, a year and 10 months after it was uploaded on YouTube in July 2012.

Gangnam Style” is the title track of Psy’s album “Psy 6 Part 1″ which was released on July 15, 2012. The quirky music video became viral after several international celebrities took notice.

American rapper T-Pain took to Twitter to comment how “amazing” it is. Singer Josh Groban, on the other hand, tweeted, “It’s a Gangnam Style world, we’re just living in it.”

Guinness World Records declared “Gangnam Style” the most liked video in YouTube history in September 2012. It reached 100 million views on YouTube the same month.

The song spawned parodies, with other artists, including Grammy winner Nelly Furtado, performing their own version of it.

In October 2012, “Gangnam Style” climbed to the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed on the spot for weeks.

The same month, its music video earned 500 million views on YouTube. Psy then graced the cover of Billboard magazine.

The following month, Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism bestowed on Psy the Order of Cultural Merit for his contribution to spreading hallyu or Korean Wave.

Gangnam Style” became the third bestselling single in the world in 2012 with 9.7 million copies sold, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

It also won Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012, New Media at the American Music Awards, and Song of the Year and Best Video at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012.

Last year, it won the Music Video of the Year and International Song of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards in France and Digital Daesang at the Golden Disk Awards held in Malaysia.

 

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World’s 15 Most Followed Asian Male Celebrities on Twitter

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Audrey Magazine presents the “World’s 15 Most Followed Asian Male Celebrities on Twitter”

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1. Filipino-Puerto Rican American singer Bruno Mars
(@BrunoMars) 17,273,611 FOLLOWERS

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2. Pakistani British singer Zayn Malik
(@zaynmalik) 11,112,943 FOLLOWERS

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3. Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan
(@SrBachchan) 7,245,204 FOLLOWERS

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4. Indonesian comedian Raditya Dika
(@radityadika) 6,100,709 FOLLOWERS

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5. Indian actor Shahrukh Khan
(@iamsrk) 5,885,231 FOLLOWERS

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6. Samoan American entertainer Dwayne Johnson
(@TheRock) 5,899,783 FOLLOWERS

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7. Indian actor Salman Khan
(@BeingSalmanKhan) 5,561,015 FOLLOWERS

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8. Indonesian singer Afgan Syahreza
(@afgansyah_reza) 5,473,243 FOLLOWERS

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9. Indonesian singer Vidi Aldiano
(@vidialdiano) 5,438,481 FOLLOWERS

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10. Indian actor Aamir Khan
(@aamir_khan) 4,969,511 FOLLOWERS

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11.  Indian actor Hrithik Roshan
(@iHrithik) 4,578,189 FOLLOWERS

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12. Indonesian entertainer Olga Syahputra
(@dahsyatnyaolga) 3,984,078 FOLLOWERS

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13. Indian entertainer Akshay Kumar
(@akshaykumar) 3,887,178 FOLLOWERS

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14. South Korean entertainer Choi Siwon
(@siwon407) 3,839,988 FOLLOWERS

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15. South Korean entertainer Psy
(@psy_oppa) 3,479,872 FOLLOWERS

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Psy collaborates with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler

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In perhaps one of the most unique pairings in music history, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and Korean hitmaker Psy have collaborated on a new song.

Psy recently revealed in an interview with Italian fashion magazine L’Uomo Vogue that the unlikely duo had recently collaborated. The two met earlier this year at a music event in Singapore, and Psy posted a photo of their encounter on his Twitter feed.

When I was in middle school, I literally cried when they were singing ‘Crazy’ or ‘Amazing’ or whatever,” Psy told L’Uomo Vogue.

“They were my lifetime role models, and now I am collaborating with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. I love my life.

He added that his fans may get to hear his new material as early as November.

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