Psy

Dance-pop, Musical Artist

1977 –

90

Who is Psy?

Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer and television personality. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style." The song's refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotes of 2012.

On October 23, 2012, Psy met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his "unlimited global reach". On December 21, 2012, his music video for "Gangnam Style" exceeded 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the first and currently only video to do so in the website's history. Psy was subsequently recognized by the media as the "King of YouTube".

In December 2012, MTV noted Psy's rise from little-known outside of South Korea to "global superstar", and, for being first in the YouTube-era to secure a place in pop-culture history, hailed the singer as the "Viral Star of 2012". On December 31, 2012, Psy performed in a globally televised New Year's Eve celebration with American rapper MC Hammer on-stage in front of a live audience of over a million people in Times Square, New York City.

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Born
Dec 31, 1977
Gangnam District
Also known as
  • Park Jae-sang
  • Jae-sang Park
  • PSY
  • Bak Jae-Sang
  • Pak Chaesang
  • Ssayi
  • Ssai
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession
Education
  • Boston University
  • Banpo Elementary School
  • Banpo Middle School
  • Sehwa High School
  • Berklee College of Music

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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