PSY's new single steals attention away from NKorea

South Korean rapper PSY, born Jae-Sang Park, posing for a photo in New York on Aug. 22, 2012. The music video for "Gangnam Style," released last month, so far has garnered more than 49 million views on YouTube. The bright, vibrant clip features the comedic and flamboyant PSY delivering somewhat bizarre choreography while rapping and singing in Korean over a thumping, dance-flavored beat.

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South Korean rapper PSY, born Jae-Sang Park, posing for a photo in New York on Aug. 22, 2012. The music video for "Gangnam Style," released last month, so far has garnered more than 49 million views on YouTube. The bright, vibrant clip features the comedic and flamboyant PSY delivering somewhat bizarre choreography while rapping and singing in Korean over a thumping, dance-flavored beat.

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean pop star PSY's first new single since his viral hit "Gangnam Style" is stealing attention from inter-Korean tensions.

YG Entertainment, PSY's agency, says "Gentleman" was released in 119 countries on Friday.

PSY co-composed the electronic dance music and wrote the lyrics for the song, which pokes fun at a self-claimed gentleman who enjoys his time at a dance club.

Tensions in South Korea are high, with residents wary of a possible missile test by the North. But South Korean Internet users were more interested Friday in PSY's new song than North Korea: "Gentleman" was the most searched keyword on top Web portals.

PSY's manager Hwang Kyu-wan says the video for "Gentleman" will be unveiled at his comeback concert in Seoul on Sunday and will then be uploaded onto YouTube.

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