The Top 20 YouTube K-Pop Videos of 2013; PSY Tops the List With ‘Gentleman’

PSY-Thumbs-UP

Last time I wrote about K-pop, we got a bunch of hate mail. So I’m not going to go that route. Instead, in the spirit of Christmas, NMR is going to focus on the wonderful and totally not terrible genre of spunky, cheerful majesty that is K-pop. PSY made the genre global and performers like […]

Rewind: YouTube Unveils Their Lists of Top Videos, Music and Channels For 2013

YouTube-logo-full_color

I could have written some snarky and long-winded drivel that is a thinly-veiled pretense for espousing my world views, like I do for other articles, but nah. I think you are just here to see who came in tops on the YouTube lists for 2013. And so I present the top 10 videos, music videos […]

A Year of ‘Gangnam Style’ — A Timeline of the Highs & Lows of A Viral YouTube Super-Song

Year-of-Gangnam-Style-feature

When “Gangnam Style” came out a year ago, right away there was something different about it — a buzz not seen in quite some time. People were doing the peculiar horse dance and everybody was texting to ask if I had seen that “Korean video.” Mind you, I had not started working at NMR yet, […]

A Year After ‘Gangnam Style’: The Top 10 Most-Viewed K-Pop Videos On YouTube

top-10-k-pop-feature

“Gangnam Style” introduced the world to K-pop in a way that is still being felt to this day. While K-pop can be defined in a broad sense as popular South Korean music, the rise of Psy introduced the globe to the electronic pop anthems more specifically associated with the genre. On YouTube, South Korean pop […]

3 Ways ‘Gangnam Style’ Has Changed YouTube Culture Forever In Only a Year

gangnam-style-feature

Since Psy’s “Gangnam Style” went live on YouTube a year ago today, the music video has not only has become the most viewed video on YouTube ever but has also changed the way the world looks at YouTube. K-pop is seeing its popularity grow worldwide on YouTube thanks to “Gangnam Style,” and the mainstream media […]

Happy 1st Birthday, ‘Gangnam Style’! You’ve Increased Global K-Pop Awareness

Psy1

A year ago today, “Gangnam Style” was born. It is to date the most-viewed YouTube video of all time and has spawned, for better and for worse, thousands of parodies both online and off. While the echoes of Psy and “Gangnam Style” have reverberated throughout popular culture, the South Korean singer’s biggest impact has been […]

Psy Hits 3 Billion Views on YouTube — Let’s Celebrate With 5 Amazing ‘Gangnam Style’ Moments

psy-feature

Remember Psy? The South Korean pop phenomenon who quite literally broke the internet with the infectiously catchy “Gangnam Style?” Of course you do; if “Gangnam Style” was John Lennon, it probably would have claimed to be more popular than Jesus, which may be true at this point. Psy just hit a another YouTube milestone this […]

Fake Psy Parties at Cannes Film Festival, Real Psy Tweets His Approval

fake-psy-feature

Psy, the South Korean viral sensation was partying it up with some celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival recently … wait a minute … that’s not Psy. In actuality, a Psy imposter infiltrated the French festival, attending parties, events and photo ops. The unidentified lookalike even posed for pictures with celebrities including “Skyfall“ Actress Naomie Harris, […]

PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ Meets ‘Great Gatsby’ In Latest Postmodern Jukebox Video

PSY-1920-feature

YouTubers Postmodern Jukebox mix today’s hits with the sounds of a bygone era. Some of their viral videos include a Wild West version of Kesha’s “Die Young” and a Swing-era rendition of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.” In their latest video, the group pays homage to “The Great Gatsby,” which has been getting much attention lately since […]

YouTube Turns 8: Eight Pivotal Moments That Shaped The Video Sharing Platform

YT-8-feature

For better or for worse, YouTube has forever altered the way we consume media across the globe. From pole to pole, people around the world are watching and interacting with this new form of crowdsourced media. YouTube, in its eight years of life, has given the public complete control of the content they create and […]

Rock On!

NewMediaRockstars is an online publication whose mission is to empower, inspire, and promote the independent new media community.

Connect