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Psy

K-Pop Star Psy
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Full Name: Park Jae-sang
Profession: K-Pop Star

Nationality:
South Korea
South Korean

Biography: Psy is known for his huge YouTube hit "Gangnam Style". The song, which Psy first released in 2012, referenced the wealthy lifestyle in the Gangnam district in Soul, South Korea and showcasing Psy characteristic humor and dance moves .

Already a successful K-pop star, Gangnam Style propelled Psy to international success. In December of 2012 the song became the first to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.

Psy is credited with becoming the first Korean K-pop star to achieve success in the West.

Born: December 31, 1977
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Age: 44 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 2012-07-15 Korean pop singer Psy releases single "Gangnam Style"; it becomes a worldwide hit, topping the charts in over 36 countries
  • 2012-12-21 "Gangnam Style" by Psy becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube
  • 2014-05-31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

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