Gangnam Style rapper wins 'South Korean Grammy'

18th Jan 2013

The Gangnam Style phenomenon continues to conquer the world, with the smash hit crowned song of the year at South Korea's version of the Grammys.

Having already become the first song to receive a billion hits on YouTube, rapper PSY's chart-topping hit has won the Digital Daesang honour at the prestigious 2013 Golden Disk Awards.

The song pipped other contenders from acts such as Big Bang, G-Dragon and T-ara, with the gong largely influenced by the song's colossal amount of downloads and ringtone sales.

PSY appeared in Times Square, New York, on New Year's Eve to play to a live audience of more than one-million people.

The 35-year-old star even got UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to dance "Gangnam Style" with him last autumn.

PSY, real name Park Jae-sang, did not attend the two-day awards ceremony, which was held outside his native South Korea for a second year.

This time it was held at Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit, having been hosted in Japan in 2012.

The top album awards on Tuesday went to boy band Super Junior for their sixth release, Sexy, Free & Single.


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