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10/1/2012 10:10:33 AM

South Korean rapper tops UK chart

[url=]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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