Sunrise went Gangnam Style today. South Korean music sensation Psy – dressed in a sequined sleeveless suit embellished with gold stars and his signature shades – performed a special concert at Martin Place in Sydney for the Seven breakfast show in front of thousands of fans, some of whom had arrived as early as 1am.
In town on a promotional tour and battling jetlag, a surprisingly energetic Psy and his back up dancers took to the stage to perform his hit song Gangnam Style which has more than 470 million views on YouTube.
The largely Korean crowd screamed for the rapper whose song has reached number one in 33 countries, including Australia.
Psy, who's fans include Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Tom Cruise, touched down on Tuesday and spent mere minutes on Australian soil before being asked by customs workers to perform the well known "horse dance".
While he claimed it was "too early" to show off his moves, the performer delighted audiences later that evening with a special performance of the dance with Spice Girl Mel B during Tuesday night's X Factor show.
Following his X Factor appearance, Psy went next door to the Wolverine set in Fox Studios (where the Seven show is filmed) at the request of Hugh Jackman.
The Aussie actor, who is currently filming for the upcoming movie, and his children were keen to meet Psy and even received a private lesson on how to dance Gangnam Style.
Yesterday, Psy also taught the Sunrise team how to master the comical moves after performing his song which has been dubbed a "modern day Macarena".He then sat down for an interview with Sunrise hosts Melissa Doyle and Matt White who is filling in for David Koch while he’s on holidays.
The K Pop star was happy to answer all questions and addressed wide-spread opinion that he is likely become a one hit wonder by international standards.
"If it is a one hit wonder I don’t care because today, look at them," he said, gesturing to the crowd.
"Everybody's dancing Gangnam Style now so I’ve got to dance with them."
The video from Psy's sixth studio album features various K-Pop stars, real horses and currently holds the Guinness World Record for most "liked" video in YouTube history.
While he's now a worldwide superstar, Psy has been in the K Pop industry for more than a decade.
But the father of twin girls isn't taking it all too seriously.
"It's all about fun," he said.
"I released my album in summer as a 12 year old entertainer (and) the weather was so hot and the economy was so bad so my only job was to make fun by music."
Psy plans to travel the world for at least the next six months and will be back in Australia for the Future Music Festival, which hits Arena Joondalup on March 3.