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PSY

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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Park Jae Sang

Birth Date :

December 31, 1977

Birth Place :

South Korea

Spouse :

Yoo Hyeyeon (since 14-Oct-06)

Claim to fame :

Single "Gangnam Style" (2012)

Biography


South Korean pop star PSY broke the stereotype of good look and well-choreographed dance. With such trait plus the sense of humor, PSY launched himself into an international stardom through "Gangnam Style". He was born Park Jae-Sang on December 31, 1977 in South Korea and enrolled himself at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1997.

Despite getting the classical training, PSY did not gain much from it. "I rarely went to school. At that time, I seriously doubted that you could learn creativity in school. Music isn't something you can just learn from other people. Sometimes I regret missing classes. In hindsight, though, I became more creative because of the years of rebellion. I started out as a hip-hop musician and listened to Eminem and Tupac a lot. I love their music, especially their lyrics," he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Latest News


PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Breaks YouTube's View Counter

December 04, 2014 07:08:00 GMT

People can never get enough of 's "Gangnam Style" music video. Just a few months after becoming the first clip to get 2 billion plays on YouTube, the video prompts the site to make an upgrade after it reached the maximum possible view count.
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PSY Has a Massive 'Hangover' in New Video Ft. Snoop Dogg

June 09, 2014 01:51:29 GMT

Following their appearances on ": Game Night", and debuted the full music video for their collaboration "Hangover". Hitting the web on Sunday, June 8, the clip offers glimpses at the two rappers' antics as they host an alcohol-filled party.
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PSY's Snoop Dogg-Assisted 'Hangover' to Arrive on June 8

June 03, 2014 06:14:32 GMT

is readying his comeback song and he has enlisted none other than for it. Titled "Hangover", the track is scheduled to be premiered on June 8 during a special primetime episode of "", following the NBA Finals.
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PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 2 Billion Views on YouTube

June 01, 2014 17:02:28 GMT

South Korean sensation sets another record. A music video for his viral smash hit single "Gangnam Style" reaches an unprecedented feat on YouTube, soaring past two billion views on the video-sharing website after being released two years ago.
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PSY's New Album to Arrive in September

July 31, 2013 08:54:07 GMT

's new album is set to arrive in September, his management agency TG Entertainment tells Korean media. For the album, PSY will reportedly collaborate with composer Yoo Gyun Hyung, the same person behind his hits "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman".
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PSY Only Stops Drinking When He's 'Hungover'

July 30, 2013 04:56:39 GMT

Rapper opens up about alcohol use and his father in an interview with U.K.'s The Sunday Times. The singer who is famous for his catchy tunes and flashy stage costumes tells the news outlet that he drinks alcohol regardless of his moods.
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PSY, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne Perform at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards

June 17, 2013 06:26:13 GMT

, and were among other performers who hit the stage at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday, June 16. South Korean Rapper PSY, who also served as a host at the event, appeared on the stage in a white sequined tuxedo vest and sunglasses as he led the crowd to sing and dance to his hit, "Gangnam Style".
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PSY Booed When Performing 'Gangnam Style' at Italian Soccer Game

May 28, 2013 05:02:11 GMT

's performance during the half-time show at the Italian Cup Final apparently didn't amuse soccer fans. The South Korean rapper and singer, who performed his 2012 hit song "Gangnam Style", got booed by thousands who packed the stadium to watch the match between Roma and Lazio last Sunday, May 26.
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PSY Look-Alike Sneaks Into Cannes Parties and Fools Celebrities

May 24, 2013 06:33:09 GMT

A impersonator attended events and parties at 2013 Cannes Film Festival uncaught until the real singer tweeted that he was on the other side of the globe. "Seems like there's another ME at cannes...say Hi to him @scooterbraun lol #PSYinSINGAPORE," the South Korean sensation tweeted on Wednesday, May 22.
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PSY Responds 'Gentlemanly' to Billie Joe Armstrong's Herpes Comparison

May 10, 2013 02:57:33 GMT

South Korean pop superstar surely knows how to respond to an insult when he graciously thanked punk rock band 's lead vocalist for his insulting comments about the YouTube record-breaker. The 35-year-old Asian entertainer even thought it was cool for him to be likened by the rocker to the sexually transmitted infection herpes.
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Lil Wayne Loses PepsiCo Endorsement Over Emmett Till Lyric Controversy

May 04, 2013 03:12:35 GMT

's mogul will need to remove the entry Mountain Dew endorser from his resume now that PepsiCo has dropped him from their roster. The decision came within just a couple of days after the Cash Money Records boss issued a formal apology letter to the family of Emmett Till for his derogatory lyrical reference to the slain civil rights icon in the track "Karate Chop".
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Video: Matt Lauer Learns 'Gentleman' Dance From PSY on 'Today'

May 04, 2013 02:52:48 GMT

didn't waste time to ask to teach him how to dance to "Gentleman" when the South Korean singer stopped by "" show on Friday, May 3. Lauer made his co-anchors laugh when he did an "arrogant" move, which involves a swaying of the hips, with one hand positioned under his chin.
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PSY's 'Gentleman' Sets YouTube Record Anew

April 25, 2013 06:41:24 GMT

After breaking existing records for most views for a video in its first day on YouTube, 's new music video "Gentleman" sets another record, breaking the previous one held by "Kony 2012" on the popular video hosting site. The 35-year-old entertainer's follow-up to his first global viral hit "Gangnam Style" is likewise making its mark on YouTube, breaking the record for most views in a single day with 38 million views.
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PSY's 'Gentleman' Video Banned by South Korean Network Over Abuse of Public Property

April 19, 2013 09:22:55 GMT

In the wake of the record-setting success of 's new "Gentleman" video, the South Korean pop star gets some negative feedback along the way. The 35-year-old YouTube sensation will have to take some bad with the good, as his "Gangnam Style" follow-up hit gets slammed in his own hometown.
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PSY Sets New YouTube Record With 'Gentleman'

April 16, 2013 06:24:14 GMT

Within three days after it was first posted on top video hosting website YouTube, South Korean pop superstar 's new single "Gentleman" easily sets another record, as it hits more than 70 million views today. The phenomenal achievement is very welcome news for the 35-year-old entertainer, who is sure to be relieved to know that his follow-up to his first global hit "Gangnam Style" also became an instant success, proving that he's no "one-hit wonder."
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PSY Performs 'Gentleman' Live, Premieres Official Music Video

April 15, 2013 03:17:04 GMT

Exactly as he announced last month, South Korean pop star featured his "Gangnam Style" follow-up at his "Happening" mega-concert Saturday night, April 13 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The 35-year-old entertainer performed the new song live in front of a sea of spectators, right after he first premiered its full official music video at his concert.
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PSY Unleashes 'Gangnam Style' Follow-Up 'Gentleman'

April 12, 2013 06:02:26 GMT

After his phenomenal YouTube viral hit "Gangnam Style" comes South Korean pop star 's follow-up track "Gentleman". All eyes are on the 35-year-old entertainer if he's more than just a "one-hit wonder" and if he indeed has more tricks up his sleeves, enough to pull off another hit single as big as its predecessor.
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PSY to Change Title and Lyrics of His New Song for Fear of Offending Arabs

March 20, 2013 07:56:24 GMT

In his native South Korea, "Assarabia" or "Assaravia" in English is a slang term used to describe thrills, which K-pop superstar thought would make a great subject for his much-awaited follow-up to the hit "Gangnam Style". However, the 35-year-old entertainer has decided to change the title and some lyrics in his new single to avoid any trouble that might ensue from misinterpretations that the term might be derogatory to Arabs.
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PSY to Release New Single in April During Mega Concert 'Happening'

March 09, 2013 03:56:12 GMT

After taking the world by storm with his global hit "Gangnam Style", South Korean pop star is gearing up to release a new single on April 13. He will do so during a mega concert entitled "Happening" which he will hold from his homeland South Korea, at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The event can be seen worldwide via video hosting site YouTube, which catapulted his "Gangnam Style" to unprecedented global recognition.
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Jenny McCarthy Kisses a Soldier at 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest'

January 01, 2013 10:06:57 GMT

keeps the tradition to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve. After grabbing a New York City cop who stood nearby last year, she planted a wet kiss on a soldier when she returned to co-host "'s New Year's Rockin' Eve with " this year.
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Pregnant Kim Kardashian Heads to Las Vegas for New Year Celebration

January 01, 2013 09:32:57 GMT

Even pregnancy couldn't slow down. After arriving back in Los Angeles from her trip to the Atlantic City with boyfriend , the reality TV star packed her bag to go to Las Vegas with the rapper to celebrate New Year.
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Taylor Swift, PSY and Carly Rae Jepsen Rock 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

January 01, 2013 07:56:50 GMT

It's a rocking night at the Times Square on Monday night, December 31. A number of big stars like , and entertained the crowd counting down the end of the year and watch the ball drop with family and friends during "'s New Year's Rockin' Eve With " in New York.
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PSY to End 'Gangnam Style' Reign After New Year's Eve

December 31, 2012 18:12:44 GMT

is not going to popularize "Gangnam Style" anymore after 2012 comes to an end. The South Korean singer said that he is ready to move on from his mega-hit single following his performance of it at "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday, December 31 night.
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PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Reaches 1 Billion Mark on YouTube

December 21, 2012 18:17:17 GMT

is celebrating a new milestone achieved by his widely popular song "Gangnam Style". The song's music video officially became the most watched YouTube clip of all time when it hit the massive 1 billion views only six months after it was posted on July 15 this year.
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Jimmy Savile Hit With Child Sexual Abuse Accusations by 450 Alleged Victims

December 13, 2012 06:20:10 GMT

Police have received complaints from 589 people in underage sexual abuse related to BBC's top presenter Jimmy Savile and others. 450 complainants claim they were sexually assaulted by the late presenter. He's a suspect in 31 allegations of rape in seven different areas of the country.
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Justin Bieber and PSY Top Bill Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

December 13, 2012 06:11:31 GMT

's New Year's Rockin' Eve with has added more oomph to its lineup of performers by enlisting pop sensation for its West Coast telecast, while will be doing his "Gangnam Style" hit in Times Square. Bieber will be sharing the stage with the ' a.k.a Fergie in the L.A. broadcast, while PSY will be joining , and over in New York.
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PSY Performs at 'Christmas in Washington' Gig Amidst Anti-American Rap Controversy

December 10, 2012 06:51:17 GMT

Dressed up in his usual shockingly bright and shimmering sequined suit, Internet superstar performed at the 31st annual "Christmas in Washington" benefit show which was taped on Sunday, December 9 at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. President Barack Obama and family also attended the event that benefits the Children's National Medical Center. Singers , , , Chris Mann, and "" star Megan Hilty were also present at the holiday concert taping.
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PSY: I 'Will Forever Be Sorry' for Rapping About 'Kill Those F***ing Yankees'

December 08, 2012 01:37:00 GMT

Korean dance sensation landed in hot water after his anti-American past was revealed on the media earlier on Thursday, December 7. As the news became a major headline, the 34-year-old rapper quickly issued an apology to those who were offended, insisting that he "will forever be sorry" for rapping the provocative anti-American lyrics at his concert eight years ago.
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PSY to Record Colab With 2 Chainz and diplo

December 06, 2012 08:17:21 GMT

"Gangnam Style" has become a massive global hit, but for its creator, , it is about time to come up with another new song before everyone gets tired of his "Op op op op oppan" tune. Fortunately, PSY has teamed up with rapper and British DJ/producer for his next music effort.
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'Zero Dark Thirty' Is National Board of Review's Best Film of the Year

December 06, 2012 01:43:30 GMT

For the second time in less than a week, Kathryn Bigelow's "" earns a Best Film of the year title at two different awards shows. Just a few days ago, the thriller about Osama bin Laden hunt received the honor from New York Film Critics Circle, and now it is given the same prestigious award by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
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