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PSY in December 2012
Park Jae-sang (박재상)

December 31, 1977 (1977-12-31) (age 44)
Nationality South Korean
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • rapper
Years active 2001–present
Yoo Hye-yeon (m. 2006)
Children 2
  • Park Won-Ho (father)
  • Kim Young-hee (mother)
Awards ROK Order of Cultural Merit Og-gwan (4th Class) ribbon.PNG Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit (2012)
Musical career
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PSY at Future Music Festival 2013, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
Background information
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bak Jae-sang
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chae-sang
Stage name
Revised Romanization Ssai
McCune–Reischauer Ssai
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Psy with the Gangnam Style logo

Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), known professionally as Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.

On October 23, 2012, Psy met United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN 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 one billion views on YouTube, becoming the first video to do so in the website's history. Psy was subsequently recognized by the media as the "King of YouTube". On May 31, 2014, the video for Psy's Gangnam Style hit two billion views. As of December 2018, it is the sixth most viewed video on YouTube, with over 3.2 billion views.

In December 2012, MTV noted Psy's rise from being little known outside South Korea, to being hailed 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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