Psy nails it on music charts

Global K-pop star Psy has been going strong both in Korea and abroad with his long-awaited eighth full-length album.

Since its release on Wednesday, 4X2=8 has been dominating the top 10 across all eight local music charts, including Mnet, Genie, Naver Music and Melon.

K-pop star Psy (Yonhap)

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, one of the double lead tracks on the new album 쏧 Luv It shot straight to the top spot, while another main track 쏯ew Face landed at No. 2 on the charts.

The music videos for 쏧 Luv It drew more than 4.8 million viewers on YouTube in less than a day and 쏯ew Face attracted over 4.5 million viewers on the video-sharing site.

Album cover of Psy셲 eighth album 4X2=8 (YG Entertainment)

After an 18-month hiatus since the release of his seventh studio album 쏞hiljip Psy-da, Psy is set to showcase his latest songs for the first time on SBS 쏧nkigayo on Sunday.

He will also promote 4X2=8 on variety shows such as JTBC셲 쏫nowing Bros, MBC셲 쏳adio Star and SBS 쏤antastic Duo.