Psy receives Diamond award as first Asian artist to reach 10 million subscribers on YouTube

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After being the first K-pop artist to reach 1 billion views on Youtube for his smash hit “Gangnam Style”, global star Psy has set another record; surpassing 10 million subscribers on his official channel on the video-sharing site.

Soompi reported that he is the first Asian solo artist to have reached the milestone.

On Monday, the K-pop singer received the Diamond Creator award from YouTube given to YouTubers when they reach 10 million subscribers.

Upon receiving the award, PSY, in a video, extended his gratitude to YouTube not only for the honor but for providing him with the platform to reach millions of people around the world.

“I would like to thank the 10 million subscribers, who are following Official psy account and also thank YouTube for connecting me to the 10 million fans and sending me this ‘Diamond Play button,’ Thank you very much!” he said.

“Actually, YouTube to me has been an excellent platform and a ‘bridge,’ which has allowed me to extend my decadelong singing career to foreign countries as well.”

Psy returned to the music scene after an 18-month hiatus; releasing the eighth full-length album on May 10.

As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, both of his new songs “I Luv It” and “New Face” have attracted nearly 35 million views on YouTube.

PSY also recently launched his official Instagram account prior to the release of his comeback album which was immediately followed by thousands of fans.

Watch Psy receiving his Diamond Award from YouTube: