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Psy′s ′Gentleman′ Starts Off at No. 12 on Billboard

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2013.04.18 10:48 Mwave Jeon Su Mi Translation Credit : Erika Kim

Psy′s Gentleman, propelled by its YouTube views and the success of Gangnam Style, has managed to pop up at no. 12 on the Billboard Chart′s Hot 100 in its first week.

The song ranked no. 1 on the chart for paid streaming data.

Psy′s ′Gentleman′ Starts Off at No. 12 on Billboard

Considering how Gangnam Style first ranked in no. 64, Gentleman marks a giant step up for the singer.

Since February, Billboard has been taking YouTube views into account, a fact which contributed to Psy′s rank. The music video for Gentleman hit 100 million views in just four days, and considering how most of the views came from America, the main point of consideration by Billboard, they managed to push the song high up on the Hot 100 chart.

So, while Gangnam Style didn′t get any more points for YouTube views even though it shot through 1.5 billion, Gentleman was acknowledged for its standing in YouTube.

The song is expected to rise more in rank with Psy′s promotions in America and its gathering on YouTube.

Gentleman also ranked in no. 61 on the UK′s singles chart, and no. 10 in iTunes America′s Top Songs Chart.

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