Korean rapper Psy is sweeping the nation, American pop culture and the world of television. On September 21, Psy partied “Gangham Style” with some of TV’s biggest names, including Bravo’s Kathy Griffin, Olympic star Ryan Lochte, and all grown up Miley Cyrus of “Hannah Montana” fame. The TV love fest took place when Psy performed this weekend at the 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival and Tao nightclub in Las Vegas.
Psy has had a huge impact on the world of television with recent appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” CNN, “Nightline,” and “Today.” Now, the TV star and Internet sensation has moved on to the world of radio. The annual 2-day festival took place on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas and featured superstars of music including Psy. He performed “Gangnam Style” to the delight of thousands of adoring fans. Other top performers included Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Brad Paisley, Usher, Rhianna, Jason Aldean and more. Fans can watch all of the performances, including Psy’s “Gangnam Style” by clicking on festival.iheart.com.
TV star Kathy Griffin from Bravo, Ryan Lochte, who won millions of fans when he competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and singer/actress Miley Cyrus all took the opportunity to pose with America’s latest TV star. Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Bieber and Psy, tweeted on Friday, “My man just came out solo dolo on iHeart show and killed it GANGNAM STYLE. Crowd went nuts!!!” After the iHeart show, Psy performed “Gangnam Style” at the popular nightclub Tao at the Venetian Resort. To say that Psy took Las Vegas by storm is an understatement. He left his mark on Sin City, just as he’s left his mark on American television and pop culture.
After more than 21 days in the United States, Psy is taking “Gangnam Style” back to Korea for a rest. However, he posted on Twitter on September 24, “After beautiful 3 weeks in the US, I’m going home! But don’t worry! I’ll B Back soon lolol.”
Psy’s real name is Park Jae-Sang, but he goes by his stage name of Psy (short for Psycho). His quirky, colorful and outrageously catchy “Gangnam Style” has spread like wildfire. Psy’s video is the most watched in K-pop history with more than 200 million views since its release. Although he’s leaving America for the time being, fans can look forward to seeing much more of Psy and “Gangnam Style” in the near future. He’s certain to make a splash at the 2013 Grammys that takes place in February. Until then, he’ll be popping up again on television very soon. “Gangnam Style” continues to rage across the country and there’s no stopping Psy.
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