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PSY honoured for Gangnam style

South Korea has awarded one of its highest cultural honours to the rapper Psy for taking the world by storm with his Gangnam Style hit.

music Updated: Nov 07, 2012 01:58 IST
Seoul

South Korea has awarded one of its highest cultural honours to the rapper Psy for taking the world by storm with his Gangnam Style hit.

The culture ministry announced Tuesday that the 34-year-old singer, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, would receive the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit, awarded for “outstanding meritorious services” to the arts.

“Psy has been chosen to be decorated for not only being a long-term artist, but also for advertising Gangnam widely and increasing the world’s interest in Korea,” a culture ministry official told AFP.

Psy has rocketed to international fame since his Gangnam Style video.