Singer PSY has topped the iTunes single chart, the first Korean artist to do so.
On 15th 9 a.m. KST, ‘Gangnam Style’, the title of PSY’s 6th album ‘PSY 6甲, Pt.1′, has topped the ‘Top Songs’, the single chart of iTunes.
The song has reached the top 10 on last 12th, placing itself on the 8th, before finally topping the chart on 15th.
Considering the status of iTunes as the majority seller in the American music industry, with more than 80% share of the market, the feat is quite a surprising one.
Even more surprising, ‘Gangnam Style’ was released in Korean. PSY’s appearance in ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and ‘Today Show’ of NBC seems to have spurred the song’s popularity and fame.
The music video of ‘Gangnam Style’ has kept its place as the top of the music video chart as well. The Youtube clip is currently exceeding 150 million views.
PSY’s feat is the quickest and highest record among all Korean singers.