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Gangnam Style passes one million sales in the UK

By | Published on Monday 11 February 2013


Last November, the Official Charts Company revealed the 123 tracks that had sold over a million copies in the singles chart’s 60 year history. Since then a further six have joined that list. And one of those is ‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy, which not only makes him a million seller in the UK, but the first Asian million-seller in British chart history.

Says OCC boss Martin Talbot: “This is an amazing achievement by Psy. 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!”

Currently the 1990s spawned the highest number of million-selling singles with 32. However, in just the last three years there have been fifteen, five of which made their debut on the chart in 2012. As well as ‘Gangnam Style’ there was ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ by Gotye, ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Impossible’ by James Arthur and ‘We Are Young’ by Fun.