Last year saw the release of PSY’s ‘Gagnam Style.’ Crossing over internationally, the dance routine and accompanying video has swept charts worldwide. Currently No.1 on the Korea K-Pop Hot 100, Lee Seung Gi could very well follow PSY’s footsteps.
According to a recent Billboard article, Lee Seung Gi represents a new kind of K-pop (Korean pop). Dubbed as ‘healing’ music, his hit track ‘Return’ spends its fifth week atop the K-Pop Hot 100. The hit is included on the mini-album ‘Forest.’ Only two other tracks has previously topped that chart for five weeks – PSY’s ‘Gagnam Style’ and IU’s ‘You and I’ (a year ago).
WelcheMusic.com will closely monitor the chart career of ‘Return,’ as it might just add a sixth week at No.1 and break the record.
I’ve previously covered Girls Generation as they were planning a US and Japanese breakthrough. Check out their almost five year old track ‘Dancing Queen’ which interpolates Duffy’s ‘Mercy.’ The track debuts at No.4 on the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. Welch singer Duffy originally released ‘Mercy’ back in 2008.