PSY gave K-pop music a massive rocket jump into the international scene with his record-breaking hit ‘Gangnam Style’ back in 2012. Since then he has become a worldwide phenomenon and has continued to put out crazy music videos like no other can.
Let’s get to know PSY!
1. PSY studied business administration at Boston University but decided to drop out and pursue music instead (good choice).
2. PSY’s debut single ‘Bird’ was released in 2001 and went straight to number one on the Korean charts! (PSY seemed destined for success!)
3. The name PSY is actually short for Psycho.
4. He is currently married and has twin daughters.
5. PSY‘s signature horse dance took some time to create, with other animals being tested out including kangaroo, elephant and monkey dances.
6. His biggest musical influence is Freddie Mercury from QUEEN and the celebrity he wants to meet most is Tom Cruise.
7. PSY received a Diamond Play Button from YouTube because he surpassed 10 million subscribers on his channel (The first Asian artist to accomplish the feat)!
8. PSY chose APink’s Naeun because his single ‘New Face’ is pure rather than sexy. Since appearing in the music video Naeun has received numerous offers for broadcasts, advertisements and photo-shoots (The power of PSY)!
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