WBEZ | Gangam Style http://www.wbez.org/tags/gangam-style Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Understanding the K-Pop explosion http://www.wbez.org/series/global-notes/understanding-k-pop-explosion-104069 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/6210441885_45e8e7e3b6_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>South Korean pop star PSY has topped the YouTube charts with his video Gangam Style. &nbsp;He&rsquo;s taken over Just Bieber&rsquo;s record with more than 810 million views. The artist is a product of South Korea&rsquo;s K-pop scene, a musical genre that&rsquo;s a mix of dance, electropop, hip hop and rock. It&rsquo;s also a growing subculture around the world and gaining popularity here in the U.S. &nbsp;<em>Morning Shift</em> host Tony Sarabia explains how the music got started and why it&rsquo;s become such a global phenomenon.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Featured tracks:</em></p><p>1 Gangnam Style -&nbsp;PSY</p><p>2 Butterfly - Super Junior</p><p>3 Lonely -&nbsp;2NE</p><p>4 R.E.A.L -&nbsp;Wonder Girls</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mYPvAMrMzwI" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-notes/understanding-k-pop-explosion-104069