“Gentleman” is the follow-up song to the wildly popular “Gangnam Style,” which went on to break a YouTube record with over 1.5 billion views.
Apparently “Gentleman” has broken Justin Bieber’s record for the most views in the first-day category, with “Gentleman” amassing over 18 million views in its first day on YouTube, beating, or should we say killing, Bieber’s record of 8 million views for “Beauty and the Beat.”
The overall record for most views in the first-day category is the short film “KONY 2012,” with 30 million views.
PSY kicked Bieber’s butt with the release of “Gangnam Style” when he surpassed “Baby” in overall views. Bieber’s “Baby” had 848 million views, compared to “Gangnam Style” with 1.5 billion.
Despite all the saber-rattling from North Korea, South Korean pop star Psy managed to release his follow-up to, the largely overrated, “Gangnam Style” on Thursday. “Gentleman” is styled after “Gangnam Style,” with a techno beat that one would expect, plus a combination of Korean and English lyrics.
Upon its initial release on Thursday, “Gentleman” was accessible in Australia and New Zealand, but quickly found its way to YouTube. However, shortly after the song hit YouTube, listeners were greeted with a message from Universal stating that the stream had been blocked.
The decision was then made to move the release date to today for everyone, rather than stick to the initial release date which was scheduled for Friday.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm as it smashed through YouTube’s record number of views, amassing over 1.5 billion views. Yes, billions.
The 35-year-old recently wrapped up filming of the music video for “Gentleman” earlier in the week. Filming took place in and around Seoul Korea.
Psy said the song will have a fast tempo and be accompanied by a new dance routine. He will be performing in Western Seoul on Saturday at the World Cup Stadium in celebration of the new song.
Will it make it to the 1.5 billion views on YouTube?
In what has got to be one of the worst crazes on YouTube, ‘Gallon Smashing’ appears to be going viral, and now pranksters have hit stores in Elk Grove and Tracy in the last couple of days.
Typically, at least two people are involved. One armed with a video camera, the other with a gallon or two of milk. The prankster then fakes a tumble throwing the milk in the air, as patrons run to assist their fellow shopper.
There could be some humor in this, if the pranksters cleaned up the mess they made and paid for the damage done, but they don’t. They leave the store, and the mess, behind and head home to upload their latest show of brain power to YouTube.
Guess what guys. As cities fight back, your well-honed tumbling skills are going to land you on the wrong side of the law.
There are various reports of young kids being charged with theft and disorderly conduct in other cities, Elk Grove and Tracy are no exception as they track down the perpetrators. If someone were to be hurt during one of these wonderfully planned out shows of idiocy, they could be facing jail time.
There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to Gallon Smashing. Here’s what one boy genius wrote.
“Ok, so this gets messy and someone will have to clean it up… but people do get paid for cleaning so what’s the problem? Think about all the people that drop bottles of wine or eggs (or anything messy)… it still needs cleaning up. Everyone I know that has seen these videos have laughed so hard. The world needs more laughter. Destroying private property? Milk/juice is not private property… it’s available for the public, in a public store.”
So is it funny or felony?
The Seattle Times is reporting that YouTube personality and hip hop artist, Freddie E. is dead at 22, of an apparent suicide.
Frederick Eugene Buhl, better known as Freddy E, died Saturday in Renton, WA from a self-inflicted gunshot.
He was best known for his internet program Jerk TV, featuring funny and profane bits, most with a moral or cautionary warnings.
Freddy E.’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, posted on his Facebook page:
“Today, our son, Frederick Eugene Buhl (@freddy_E), age 22 years old, took his own life with a rifle shot to the head. Our family is saddened beyond words; our loss is great; this tragedy is enormous and unforseen(sic). Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his. We love him a great deal, and he will be sorely missed. We pray that God will now watch over him, and we ask all of you to include Frederick and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, we will be attending Fred’s Church, First AME, at 12:00 PM in Seattle, WA. You are invited to join us or send your prayers. Fred would appreciate that a great deal.”
The medical examiner’s office said an autopsy will be performed Monday.
In an age where everyone is plugged in to social media, it has become imperative that friends take notice when reading tweets such as the ones Freddy sent out in his last moments of life. Maybe if someone had reacted to these chilling tweets, a life might have been saved.
Freddy’s last tweets just before pulling the trigger:
“It’s all bad y’all…”
“Cruising in the 300 Chrysler. Wishing the world could be a little brighter. But all I can seem to find is this lighter. It’s all bad y’all.”
“If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone.”
“It’s… all… bad… y’all. *puts finger around trigger*”
“I love you Mom.”
“I love you Dad.”
“I love you Katherine.”
“God… please forgive me.”
Unbeknownst to all those Little Monsters that follow Lady Gaga’s every move, the Bieberholics have been busily recruiting beliebers across the nation and the biebersphere.
Bieber has just blown by Lady Gaga to become the first artist ever to reach 2 billion YouTube views, this according to social-media stats service Famecount.com. Currently they have Bieber at 2,012,524,264 views and Gaga at 1,887,277,009.
How is that even possible? Because Bieber has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, giving him nearly 94 million views a month.
For you non-beliebers out there ““ Bieber started his career on YouTube when at 12 years old he posted some videos and ended up with millions of views. This caught the attention of Scooter Braun and Usher. The rest, as they say, is history.
Not is all lost Little Monsters. According to Famecount.com you’re still leading the way on Facebook with 44,739,729 fans and Twitter with 15,276,277 followers. This compared to Justin’s 37,122,624 Facebook fans and 13,993,268 Twitter followers.
So what has catapulted Bieber into the top slot? His latest Christmas release “Mistletoe,” which currently has over 30 million views and climbing.
Damn! And I thought he would just fade off into the sunset.
Looks like I’m headed to the doctors. I need to get a bieber shot. The last thing I need is to catch bieber fever.
I hate to be an enabler, but here’s the Mistletoe video. . .