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NOMINATED FOR THREE TOP HONORS AT FIRST YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS
KOREAN CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 20-24, 2013
NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heating up his sizzling and scorching hot streak yet again, PSY's music video for "Gentleman" is currently YouTube's "Most-Viewed" music video of 2013 with over 572 million views. The cinematic clip for the infectious and invigorating international anthem continues to entice viewers daily. In addition, the music video is ranked #7 on YouTube's all-time most-viewed videos list. It's on track to hit 600 million by the end of the year. As a result it will become #5 of all-time.
The multi-platinum worldwide pop superstar is now up for three of the top awards at the very first annual YouTube Music Awards, broadcasting live on YouTube Sunday Nov. 3 from Pier 36 in New York City. He has garnered nominations in the premier categories of "Artist of the Year", "Video of the Year" for "Gentleman", and "YouTube Phenomenon" for "Gangnam Style". Fans can vote for PSY here now!
In addition, he's finding new ways to continually push the envelope and smash boundaries. From December 20 until December 24, he'll perform five hometown concerts in Seoul, Korea over the course of five days. It's the opportunity of a lifetime for fans to spend multiple nights partying with the "Gentleman". Tickets go on sale Wednesday October 30 for what's bound to be a legendary multi-evening stand.
Upon it's highly-anticipated debut, "Gentleman" set the record for "most views" in a 24-hour period with a staggering 38 million views. Since is recent release, the video has reached over 572 million views and 2.5 million Facebook "likes." Given his chart-topping history, raising the bar has become synonymous with his name.
PSY's music video for "Gangnam Style" is the first clip ever to reach 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO. It also holds the Guinness World Record for "most-viewed" on the site, setting and holding the record in 2012. It's the "most-liked" video on the hub with over 7.3 million "Likes". The video shows no signs of stopping still. Views range between 7 and 10 million daily for "Gangnam Style", and countless clips fan-generated have popped up generating their own plethora of eyeballs. Right now, the iconic viral video currently has over 1.8 billion views.
In between it all, PSY is still plotting his official debut full-length for the United States. Expect the album (and more records to be broken) very soon.
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