South Korean rapper Psy has been given an early 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs). He has been awarded the New Media accolade six days before the red carpet event here.
Psy got overnight fame with his catchy tune Gangnam Style. The promo for the hit single has become the most popular
video in YouTube history and has received more than 717 million views to date since its release in July this year.
K-Pop star Psy performs the Gangnam style dance with Red Bull-Renault driver Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany before the start of the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at the Korean Circuit in Yeongam. AFP/Philippe Lopez
His huge online success has now earned him an early AMA prize. He follows the footsteps of previous honorees Karmin, DeStorm and Christina Grimmie, reports contactmusic.
Psy, who shares the same manager as Justin Bieber, will be presented with the award during the pre-show activities and will perform his unique dance moves at the ceremony here itself.