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Psy′s ′Gangnam Style′ Becomes Double Platinum Single in America

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2012.11.12 11:40 Mwave Oh, MiJung Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Psy′s Gangnam Style stepped up to double platinum status in America.

The Recording Industry Association of America confirmed on November 9 that Psy′s Gangnam Style has sold 2 million copies in digital single form.

Psy′s ′Gangnam Style′ Becomes Double Platinum Single in America

It′s already been three months since Gangnam Style was first released, but it seems it′s just started to warm up. Psy only recently picked up his cerficiate for his Guinness World Record for most ′likes′ on a YouTube video, and his music video for Gangnam Style shot through 700 million views. The video is now only surpassed on YouTube by that for Justin Bieber′s Baby.

Gangnam Style has also been defending its place as the no. 2 single on Billboard′s Hot 100 chart, continuing the record for seven weeks in a row.

This month Psy plans to continue appearing in big events overseas. On November 11 he performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Germany after his popularity overflowed into Europe, and on November 18 he will again perform at the American Music Awards to be held in Los Angeles.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, he will be invited to talk on the popular NBC talk show Jay Leno′s Tonight Show. Thanksgiving Day is a day which gathers the highest viewership ratings of the year for the show.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan

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