NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PSY's international smash and electrifying phenomenon, "Gangnam Style" [Republic/ School Boy Records], has just been certified double-platinum by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 2,000,000. The mega hit shows no signs of stopping or slowing down either, as "Gangnam" fever spreads stronger than ever across the globe. The world knows the words, they've done the dance, and they love the man.
Since its summer release, the song has made history this year. Its music video is officially the "most-liked" video in YouTube history, smashing the Guinness World Record previously set by LMFAO with over 4.6 million "likes". The video has also become the 2nd most-viewed video on YouTube surpassing 620 million views and counting only a notch behind Justin Bieber's "Baby". It's also cemented the Korean hip hop and pop star as a ubiquitous pop culture presence with an endless array of high-profile television appearances and glowing press.
Recently, PSY took over the Today Show on NBC. He delivered two raucous performances—one outside on the plaza in front of a hyper-enthusiastic live audience—and two interviews throughout an hour segment, incorporating all of the anchors Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, and even David Gregory of Meet the Press filling in for Matt Lauer. He not only performed on Saturday Night Live, but the cast included him and (the dance) in a hilarious skit. In addition, ABC's Nightline provided an in-depth profile on PSY, duplicating a flash mob with his song and dance. He's also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show twice, getting Ellen and Britney Spears to go "Gangnam" with him. PSY’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and his appearance on The View led to all of the co-hosts, including Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg, doing the "Gangnam” dance after he played.
PSY has graced the cover of Billboard and has been featured prominently in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, L.A. Times, GQ, People, Maxim, and more.
He's also lined up a bevy of other television shows and awards shows. PSY is confirmed to perform at the MTV European Music Awards, on Dancing with the Stars, and the American Music Awards. Also, on Thanksgiving night, he'll serve up a healthy helping of "Gangnam Style" The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
"Gangnam Style" declared PSY's arrival as a global superstar, and now he's here to stay.
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