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PSY nominated for TIME's "Person of the Year"

Submitted: Nov 27 2012 01:05 AM by ohgelie

TIME Magazine is once again opening their "Person of the Year" annual poll, and has chosen PSY as one of its candidates.

A few hours ago, TIME Magazine updated their official Twitter account and messaged PSY with an update saying, "Congrats! You've been chosen as a candidate on @TIME's #POY2012 poll."

TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" is a special yearly issue that features a certain person, group or idea, who has proven to be of much influence on certain events during the year.

The editors of the magazine nominate the person or group, who have the chance to be featured in their annual special, but will also allow their readers to vote for the personality that they want.

Out of the forty candidates selected, only one who has greatly influenced the news this year will be hailed as TIME's "Person of the Year." Voting will close on December 12th and the winner will be announced on December 14th.

PSY will be joining candidates such as Felix Baumgartner, Michael Phelps, Mitt Romney, Joel Biden, E.L James, among many others. In related news, fellow Korean artist Rain topped the poll TIME 100 in 2010 for the second time.

PSY garnered international fame after his track "Gangnam Style" went viral online, and was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "Most Liked Video."

Recently, he also managed to beat Justin Bieber's "Baby" for the "Most Viewed Video" on YouTube.

Since then, PSY has been circling the globe for various promotions, and is set to visit Thailand, Macau and Hong Kong in the next coming days.

If you think PSY deserves to be TIME's "Person of the Year," you can vote for him through their official page.

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Source: @TIME

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