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South Korean rapper tops UK chart

[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19779970]Rapper Psy has become the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart with his song Gangnam Style.[/url] I knew he was huge on the internet, but I never had any idea he would have such real world, mainstream success. [quote]The track has become a global phenomenon and the video featuring his famous horse-riding dance is YouTube's most "liked" of all time. It entered the top 40 at number 37 two weeks ago, jumping to number three last Sunday. Gangnam Style knocked The Script's Hall of Fame off top spot. The Irish band are now at number two, with US rapper Flo Rida at number three with his single I Cry. The highest new entry was DJ Fresh's The Feel at number 13. Mumford & Sons' new album, Babel, has gone straight to the top of the UK album chart. The band recently revealed that a song on Babel features a line "lifted completely" from Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. Continue reading the main story See the UK Top 40 singles chart See the UK Top 40 albums chart BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Show The band's frontman, Marcus Mumford, admitted to being inspired by the Man Booker Prize-winning novel in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Front Row. He said it was "definitely" a line spoken by central character Thomas Cromwell, but chose not to elaborate. "I'm not going to tell you which, because I think it might be illegal." Babel follows their 2009 award-winning debut, Sigh No More, which also re-entered the top 40 this week at number 10. There is another new entry at number two, Green Day's Uno, the first of a trilogy of albums. Opera duo Jonathan and Charlotte, who were contestants on the last series of Britain's Got Talent, debuted at number five on the chart with their album, Together. No Doubt's first album in more than a decade entered the chart at number 16. Push and Shove is the follow up to 2001's Rock Steady.[/quote] What do you think of the song, and are you shocked at it's chart success? [Edited on 10.01.2012 2:12 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ALI217 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] JFKES [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] petitminou I wouldn't call him a rapper.[/quote] Neither would I, but that's what BBC News called him. I simply repeat.[/quote] wikipedia also calls him a rapper.[/quote] Odd isn't it. I really wouldn't call it rap.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] JFKES [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] petitminou I wouldn't call him a rapper.[/quote] Neither would I, but that's what BBC News called him. I simply repeat.[/quote] wikipedia also calls him a rapper.
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  • [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJNAxIuHWjI]Ultin Gragas style[/url] edit: stupid secure link. [Edited on 10.01.2012 9:07 AM PDT]
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  • I still remember when I first saw that video. It certainly made my week. :)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] JFKES I still can't believe this. Why did he become so popular?[/quote] Catchy song. Funny dance that anyone can do. The guy is slightly overweight. In a different language. It's not that unbelievable.
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  • I still can't believe this. Why did he become so popular?
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Bradleigh They even started playing it on the radio.[/quote] Where do you live?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] petitminou I wouldn't call him a rapper.[/quote]That's what he's classified as in Korea, so that just kind of transferred to other parts of the world. And in other news Das amazing, he's a cool dood.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] theHurtfulTurkey Cool I guess. K Pop is a hard genre for men in Korea, so good for him. I'm more interested in Mumfy hitting #1 though.[/quote]No its not. You have no idea what you're talking about. And what's with all of you saying he isn't a rapper? Just because its not in english and its not a black guy doesn't mean he's not rapping. [Edited on 10.01.2012 8:41 AM PDT]
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  • It's not a bad song.
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  • This doesn't surprise me. It's gotten incredibly popular all over the place. I like the song too.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Delta SWE It's K-pop which stands for Korean Pop, so he's a pop star more then a rapper. BBC has made another step towards idiocy.[/quote] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy_%28rapper%29]Derp.[/url]
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  • Definitely saw that coming.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] theHurtfulTurkey [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Heisenburg [/quote] Bro. [quote][url=http://files-cdn.formspring.me/photos/20120726/n50118964e2eb6.png]Heisen[b][u]burg[/u][/b][/url] [/quote][/quote] Heisenberg was taken.
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  • I just like the parodies coming from it.
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  • Yeh and it sucks. People only buying it because it's quirky and apparently that is trendy these days. [Edited on 10.01.2012 8:16 AM PDT]
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  • I knew exactly who this was about just by reading the title. Not surprising to me, at all.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] petitminou I wouldn't call him a rapper.[/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Heisenburg [/quote] Bro. [quote][url=http://files-cdn.formspring.me/photos/20120726/n50118964e2eb6.png]Heisen[b][u]burg[/u][/b][/url] [/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Plain Ben Britain: Where going into a club and hearing Gangnam Style is now normal.[/quote] Same in Australia, I love it, gives me the excuse to dance like a retard.
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  • Cool I guess. K Pop is a hard genre for men in Korea, so good for him. I'm more interested in Mumfy hitting #1 though.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Opinion Psy is now up there with other such luminaries as Crazy Frog, The Cheeky Girls and those old Spanish dudes who sang La Macarena.[/quote]LOL
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  • It's K-pop which stands for Korean Pop, so he's a pop star more then a rapper. BBC has made another step towards idiocy. But I think the song is unfunny and overplayed, pains me to see how much the music has gone from solid meaningful messages spread by artists to sellout musicians whose only innuendo is -blam!- to appeal to the broad audience on the market. To be honest it kinda pisses me of cause it ruins culture.
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  • His song is played in clubs in Canada, even country clubs for pete's sake. He's mainstream.
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  • Britain: Where going into a club and hearing Gangnam Style is now normal.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] JacobTheGreat2 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Agusta1 Not really. It's #1 in Australia too.[/quote]And in America. And I wouldn't call that rap. More like pop.[/quote] Are you serious? He's taken over the world...
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