Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ Nears 125 Million Views, But Can It Match ‘Gangnam Style’?

'He set the bar pretty high to match the success of 'Gangnam Style,' ' says Billboard's Silvio Pietroluongo.

Can lightning strike twice? We may soon find out thanks to Psy’s new song, “Gentleman.”

While the South Korean rapper’s original world-beating hit, “Gangnam Style” 
 had a slow, then meteoric rise to YouTube dominance 
 last year on its way to an unprecedented 1.5 billion views, in its first five days “Gentleman” 
 is actually outpacing “Style” by a mile. (It took “Gangnam” more than a month to reach 100 million views.)

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