After Psy's Gangnam Style, here come Korea pop princesses Girls' Generation
Psy's electropop song was a global hit. Now a nine-piece K-pop girl band have made an album in English to break out of the K-pop market
Almost two months after a portly 34-year-old armed with a catchy chorus and a comical line in choreography soared to the top of the British pop charts, the world doesn't appear to have had its fill of Gangnam Style. Psy, the Korean rapper whose viral video sensation (the YouTube view count stands at 738 million and rising) spawned myriad copycat videos by everyone from the US navy to pupils at Eton, became the first Korean artist to gain household-name status outside K-pop's main hunting ground of Asia.
It now seems certain that he has blazed a trail. Girls' Generation , a nine-member Korean girl group who had racked up millions of sales throughout east Asia long before Psy made "air" horseriding socially acceptable, are poised to release their first album recorded entirely in English.
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