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4Minute’s Hyun-a, best known for her cameo in Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video, is now seeing her own YouTube video go viral.

A clip of her latest single “Ice Cream” has amassed more than 20 million views just 10 days after its release.

Given that Psy’s viral hit only chalked up 10 million views in 19 days, Hyun-a’s agency is expecting big things from the girl group member’s latest solo endeavor.

On YouTube charts as of yesterday, the title track from Hyun-a’s new album “Melting” was the second- most-viewed video in the music category on YouTube behind Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

The third-place video on the chart is the alternate version of “Gangnam Style” featuring both first- and second-place artists, with Hyun-a playing a bigger role.

Thus, the top three places on YouTube are dominated by the K-pop acts, besting Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

Meanwhile, in just over three months, “Gangnam Style” has become the second-most-viewed video in the history of YouTube, behind Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
By Carla Sunwoo
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