"Gangnam Style" (江南Style) is a single by South Korean singer Psy. The song was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. As of October 17, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 480 million times on YouTube, and is the site's seventh most watched video and most watched Korea-pop video.
"Gangnam Style" music video has become a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different groups. Psy has brought the "Gangnam Style" dance to various locations such as Saturday Night Live, Dodger Stadium, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Samsung commercials. Its dance moves has been performed by some political, religious and business leaders. It was even hailed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as a "force for world peace."
"Gangnam Style" has been praised for its catchy beat and Psy's amusing dance moves in the music video and during live performances. On September 17, the song was nominated for Best Video at the upcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. On September 20, 2012, "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history.