Psy gets a big ‘like’ from Guinness
Rapper Psy was awarded his very first certificate of achievement.
On Thursday, the Korean entertainer, who is in Europe for promotions, was presented with the Guinness World Records certificate for the most “likes” on YouTube.
The certification was awarded by Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday for his smash-hit “Gangnam Style” exceeding 2,141,758 likes on Sept. 21.
The video uploaded in July has overtaken Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Lmfao’s “Party Rock Anthem.” Currently, Psy’s global hit has more than 4,911,081 likes.
Glenday, who met Psy at London’s BBC Radio studio, said the numbers were hardly surprising.
“‘Gangnam Style’ is an infectious, joyous song that has brought a smile to the faces of a tenth of the world’s population, and the result is that it’s the most-liked video of any kind in the history of YouTube,” he said.
Psy uploaded a picture of himself, Glenday and the certificate on Twitter, claiming, “What an honor. It’s the first certificate I’ve ever received.”
By Carla Sunwoo