Although PSY did not make it on the “2013 Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World” list, fans caught some good news with PSY’s “Gentleman” breaking into Billboard’s Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.
Although PSY was ranked 7th on the online poll for the Time 100 list, he was not chosen to appear in the final selection.
On the other hand, PSY’s “Gentleman” is making its way to the top!
On April 17, PSY’s “Gentleman” ranked #8 on the UK Singles Chart. After 48 hours of its release, “Gentleman” debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #61.
On April 18, “Gentleman” broke into Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at #12 while it ranks #1 on the Billboard Streaming Chart. Billboard.com reported that one of the reasons why PSY’s “Gentleman” was able to enter the Hot 100 chart was that “the music video recorded over 86 million views after only two days since its release.”
This rapid ascension on various music charts is making many believe that PSY’s “Gentleman” can reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this time. Previously, PSY’s “Gangnam Style” ranked #2 for many weeks but never got to sit on the #1 spot.
PSY’s 12th place ranking sets another record for being the first Korean artist to have two singles that were on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Congratulations to PSY!