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‘Gangnam Style’ stays No. 2 on Billboard for fifth week

By Korea Herald

Published : Oct. 25, 2012 - 19:42

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World sensation Psy remained second on this week’s U.S. “Billboard HOT 100” chart.

This is the fifth consecutive week his song “Gangnam Style” has made the number two spot, after American pop-rock band Maroon 5’s “One More Night.”

The song first entered the chart six weeks ago and placed 64th. A week later, it jumped to the 11th spot and then to second place.

The 34-year-old Korean rapper has promised to perform “topless in a place where everyone can watch” if the song tops the chart, though Maroon 5 has stood firmly as number one for six weeks straight. In the latest figures, Maroon 5 pulled ahead in the chart by approximately 2,000 points. Psy began his U.S. promotion on Oct. 19 and has been making himself visible to fans there.

The artist also met U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Tuesday.

By Lee Hyun-jae, Intern reporter