Psy-US prize

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean rapper Psy has been chosen as a winner of "the most disruptive innovation" award from an annual U.S. film festival for the video of his global hit, "Gangnam Style," according to the festival's Web site.

Psy was among the 19 recipients of the "2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards" for pioneers across all fields, the U.S. Tribeca Film Festival said in a recent release posted on its Web site.

"With the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views, South Korean pop artist Psy has become an ambassador for his country and a leading crossover artist, launching K-pop onto the international stage. His hit song 'Gangnam Style' is more than a catchy tune and dance sequence, it is a cultural phenomenon. It was ranked in the Yale Book of Quotations Top 10 Quotes of the Year," the release said.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by New York University Stern School of Business and will take place on April 26, it said.

Also among the honorees were legendary American choreographer Twyla Tharp and Forbes Magazine.

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