中英双文:江南Style火了 关于鸟叔不可不知的事

发表于:2012-10-22 15:12 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


Over the past few weeks, PSY's wacky video for "Gangnam Style" has become a YouTube sensation, generating more than 112,000,000 views since July 15. It's also been Tweeted more than 780,000 times and received over 260,000 likes on Facebook, reports Mashable.com.

在过去几周里,鸟叔怪异的《江南Style》成了YouTube的大热门,根据社交媒体新闻网站Mashable 的报道,自7月15日以来YouTube上 点击率已近超过1亿1200万次,在推特上的转发达78万次,在脸谱网上则收到超过26万个“赞”。

With the rapper making an appearance at Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards, here's what you need to know about the break-out artist.

这名饶舌歌手还出席了美国MTV音乐录影带大奖。下面是关于这位爆红的歌手你不得不知的5件事。

1.His real name is Park Jae-Sang

鸟叔的真名叫朴载相

The 35-year-old K-pop (or Korean pop) rapper is known for his comedic music videos and performances. The video for "Gangnam Style" is no exception. When his debut album PSY ... From the Psycho World! was released in 2001, he was nicknamed "Bizarre Singer" because of his unusual dress, candid lyrics and comical dance movies.

这名35岁的韩国流行饶舌歌手因其喜剧性的音乐视频和表演而走红。《江南Style》也不例外。他2001年发行第一张专辑《来自精神病世界的PSY》时,因为独特的装扮、直白的歌词和搞笑的舞步,获得了“奇葩歌手”的外号。

2.Gangnam is a wealthy neighborhood in Seoul

江南是首尔一个富裕的街区

Gangnam may only be 15 square miles, but the district in Seoul, South Korea, is home to the headquarters of some of the country's most influential companies, including Samsung, Hyundai and LG. The region also makes up seven percent of South Korea's GDP. Forty-one percent of students at Seoul University, a very prestigious college, come from Gangnam. The lyrics of PSY's song describe the personality traits of a girl and a guy.

江南区只有15平方英里,但这个位于韩国首尔的区域却是几家韩国最具影响力的公司总部所在地,包括三星、现代和LG。这里还贡献了韩国7%的GDP。著名的首尔大学里,有41%的学生来自江南区。鸟叔这首歌的歌词描述了这里的男生和女生的性格特点。

3.He studied in the U.S.

鸟叔曾在美国读大学

Born in South Korea on December 31, 1977, PSY attended Banpo Elementary School, Banpo Middle School and Eva High School. But when it came time to pursue a college degree, the rapper attended both Boston University and Berklee College of Music.

鸟叔1977年12月31日出生在韩国,从小学到中学到高中都是在韩国就读的。而读大学时鸟叔则去了美国,就读于波士顿大学和伯克利音乐学院。

4."Gangnam Style" is giving K-pop international exposure

《江南Style》将韩国流行音乐推向了国际

"Gangnam Style" is currently No. 1 on the iTunes music video chart. The video has surpassed Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"; Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)"; and Katy Perry's "Wide Awake." This is the first time a Korean artist has ranked this high on iTunes.

“江南Style”目前在iTunes音乐录影排行榜上位列第一,超过了泰勒·斯威夫特的 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”,贾斯丁·比伯的“As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)” 和凯蒂·佩里的“Wide Awake”。这是第一个在iTunes上取得如此高排名的韩国歌手。

5.He might be the next Justin Bieber

鸟叔可能会成为下一个贾斯丁·比伯

In mid-August, PSY was spotted at the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium watching the hometeam take on the San Francisco Giants. The rapper was in town to meet with Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, signed Carly Rae Jepsen and manages The Wanted in North America. In early September, it was announced via YouTube that Psy signed to Braun's Schoolboy Records, part of Universal Republic.

8月中旬,鸟叔现身洛杉矶道奇体育馆,观看主队和旧金山巨人队的比赛。鸟叔来洛 杉矶是和著名经纪人斯库特·布劳恩见面。布劳恩是是贾斯丁比伯的经纪人,也是英国偶像组合The Wanted 在北美的经纪人,加拿大偶像卡莉·瑞·杰普森(神曲Call Me Maybe 的演唱者)也是他的签约歌手。9月初,YouTube上就有消息称鸟叔与布劳恩环球唱片旗下的Schoolboy唱片签约。


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