PSY, 2012's biggest breakout star

PSY is, no doubt, the biggest breakout star of 2012.
With his "Gangnam Style" music video now having the most Youtube views (1.05 billion, the first ever to hit the B mark) and even the most likes (6.3 million), Korean pop star PSY is absolutely the world's
biggest discovery and most phenomenal star this year.

His "Gangnam Style" song also went on to achieve extraordinary feats
such as becoming the the first K-pop single to land on top spot of the UK Singles Chart and its music video being named Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012.

Thus, it's no longer surprising to see Psy and "Gangnam Style" on various year-end or annual lists, which serve as proofs of how "phenomenal" it was this 2012.

CNN's Top 10 Most Intriguing People of 2012:
1. Barack Obama
2. Malala Yousufzai
3. Gabby Douglas
4. Chris Christie
5. Felix Baumgartner
6. David Petraeus
7. Mitt Romney
8. Psy
9. Marissa Mayer
10. John Roberts

Google's Top 10 Trending Searches in 2012:
1. Whitney Houston
2. Gangnam Style
3. Hurricane Sandy
4. iPad 3
5. Diablo 3
6. Kate Middleton
7. Olympics 2012
8. Amanda Todd
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. BBB12

Google's Top 10 Trending Videos in 2012:
1. Gangnam Style

2. Somebody That I Used to Know by Walk off the Earth
3. KONY 2012
4. Call Me Maybe featuring Justin Bieber
5. Obama vs. Romney Epic Rap Battles of History
6. A Dramatic Suprise on a Quiet Square
7. Why You Asking All Them Questions?
8. Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling
9. Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen
10. Felix Baumgartner's Supersonic Free Fall

Yahoo!'s Top 10 Obsessions 2012:
1. iPhone 5
2. Nate Silver
3. Mega Millions
4. The Hunger Games
5. Honey Boo Boo
6. Fifty Shades of Grey
7. One Direction
8. Call Me Maybe
9. Gangnam Style
10. Titanic's 100th anniversary

Youtube's Top Trending Videos of 2012:

2. Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)
3. KONY 2012
4. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen - Feat. Justin Bieber, Selena,
Ashley Tisdale & MORE!
5. Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2
8. Dubstep Violin - Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize
9. Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen
10. Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

Facebook's Top 10 Memes in 2012:
1. TBH (to be honest)
2. YOLO (you only live once)
4. One-word Comment
5. Gangnam Style
6. Cinnamon Challenge
7. Cray
8. SMH (shake my head)
9. Big Bird
10. Linsanity

TIME's Top 10 Fleeting Celebrities of 2012: #1. Psy
TIME's Top 10 Songs: #2 PSY, "Gangnam Style"
TIME's Top 10 Viral Videos: #2 Gangnam Style
Rolling Stone's 50 Best Songs of 2012: #25. Psy - Gangnam Style
Billboard's 20 Top Music Moments of 2012: #2 PSY Leads Year of K-Pop
SPIN Magazine's 40 Best Songs of 2012: #8 PSY - "GANGNAM STYLE"
AskMen's Top 49 Men of 2012: #39 Psy

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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