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Posted : 2013-04-01 15:51
Updated : 2013-04-01 15:51

Psy's Seoul Plaza concert sets record

Singer and rapper Psy gives a free performance at the Seoul Plaza on Oct. 4, 2012. / Korea Times

By Park Jin-hai

Singer and hallyu sensation Psy's free concert at the Seoul Plaza last year has set yet another world record.


The Korea Record Institute approved the concert in October 2012 as the largest "single mob dance" performed to the tune of "Gangnam Style."

An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people at the site joined Psy in his signature horse-riding dance.

The institute viewed video clips and press releases prior to making the record official.

"His concert let the world know of the passionate Korean culture as well as promoting national status," said an institute official.

The 36-year-old rapper also plans to submit his "group dance" record to Guinness World Records (GWR).

His YouTube music video set the GWR record for the biggest number of "likes" in September last year.

Psy will release his follow-up song on April 12 and hold a concert, titled "Happening," at the Seoul World Cup Stadium the following day.

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