PSY is topping Chinese music charts with his Chinese version of “Father.”
“Father” was exclusively released on March 26 via the music site of China’s largest portal QQ, which boasts 800 million users. The track has topped QQ’s popularity chart for two days straight since its release.
The QQ popularity chart is ranked based on the variation of streams from week to week, and as of 11 a.m. (KST) on March 28, PSY’s “Father” was streamed a total of 1,872,566 times.
For the first 24 hours of its release, the streaming numbers for the song were skyrocketing at 92 percent, averaging out to 61 percent by the second day.
Meanwhile, the original version of “Father” was released in 2005 as part of PSY’s “Remake & Mix 18 Beon.” The Chinese version features the piano arrangement of world renowned pianist Lang Lang.
Psy and Lang Lang collaborated previously at the “2014 Incheon Asian Games Opening Ceremony,” where they performed Psy’s “Champion” together.
Psy first performed the Chinese version of “Father” at the “2015 QQ Music Awards” on March 25 where he won the “Most Globally Influential Star Award.”