Psy can add another milestone to his growing list of accolades, as he has become a million seller in the United Kingdom!
According to Official Charts Company sales data, “‘Gangnam Style‘ has become not only the 129th track to sell over a million copies in the history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart, but also the first million seller by an Asian music star.” Although there have been other successful singers to break one million copies with Asian heritage, he is the first Asian star born, raised, and debuting from Asia to reach this milestone.
Martin Talbot, the managing director of the Official Charts Company commented, “This is an amazing achievement by Psy,” saying, “It is further confirmation of Gangnam Style as a true phenomenon – it is the first UK million-seller by an Asian music star, and a sign that K-Pop has truly arrived in the UK!”
In total, “Gangnam Style” has reached Number 1 in 27 countries. Although “Gangnam Style” only remained at Number 1 for a week in the UK, it spent another 17 weeks in the Top 10 and was the UK’s sixth biggest selling single of 2012. To date, “Gangnam Style” has spent 21 weeks on the Official Singles Chart Top 40.
Gangnam Style joins four other songs from 2012 to join the million seller list, the others being Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know“, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe“, James Arthur’s “Impossible“, and Fun.“s “We Are Young“.
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Source: Official Charts.com via Allkpop