‘Gangnam Style': The Rise of K-Pop [Infographic]

NEW YORK | Thursday, September 6th, 2012 6:45am EDT

Guys from the British design firm Neo Mammalian Studio create this interesting infographic about “Gangnam Style,” the baroque and bizarre Korean music video that’s become a viral mega-hit on YouTube.

You’re probably at least somewhat familiar by now with “Gangnam Style,” the bizarre Korean music video that’s become a viral mega-hit on YouTube and been viewed more than 200 million times since July 15.

If not, here’s a quick recap: PSY, a rapper-singer type, emotes and dances around for some four minutes to an aggressively hypnotic techno track while surrounded at different times by horses, beautiful korean women, a carousel, commuters and old people. Check the video here ans see for yourself.

In any case, most people probably aren’t familiar with the video beyond its visceral assault on the ears and eyes. This infographic is here to help. Put together by the British design firm Neo Mammalian Studios, it breaks down the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon and the video’s social reach.

In addition to having surpassed 200 million views on YouTube, the video has been tweeted more than 850,000 times and received over 285,000 Facebook Likes. The 34-year-old PSY now leads pop superstars Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen atop the list of YouTube’s current most popular music videos.

Check out the infographic below to learn more interesting facts about ‘Gangnam Style’. And let’s know  in the comments below what do you think of the “Gangnam Style” video. Do you like it?!

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