8:11 am - 11/07/2012
Psy to receive Order of Cultural Merit award
Psy will be receiving the Order of Culture Merit award from the South Korean government.
Psy is one of the 10 people who will be receiving this prestigious award along with actors Lee Jung Jin and Cho Min Soo, drama writer Kim Soo Hyun, and director Kim Ki Duk.
The Ministry of Culture & Tourism held a meeting on November 6th and decided to award these 10 individuals. On Psy winning the award, they stated, “Psy is receiving the Order of Culture Merit because he has spread awareness for Korean pop music and increased interest in Korea with “Gangnam Style” that was released back in July 2012. He has more than 600 million views on YouTube and has reached #1 in the UK and #2 on the American Billboard Chart, so his contributions are being noted.”
Psy will be receiving the Ok-gwan Medal (Jeweled Crown) which is rated fourth overall in the class of cultural merit. The official award ceremony will take place on November 19th at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul.
Congratulations to Psy!