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Meet "Gangnam Style" rapper PSY

Music world’s newest sensation, PSY,
 and his hilarious viral track “Gangnam Style” has become a global rage
PSY (© Reuters)
PSY, who recently shot to fame with a “bizarre" yet peppy hit number "Gangnam Style," is no more just a Korean pop singer but an international sensation.
His infectious song “Oppan Gangnam Style” has taken the pop world by storm, entering the Gunnies World Record for being viewed millions of times on YouTube ever since its release in July.
The rapper, who describes himself as the one “not following the K-pop (Korean-pop) mold”, has garnered millions of fans with his peculiar style of dancing and blunt lyrics. He is currently busy giving live performances and concerts in different parts of the world.
The song has been dubbed “pompous” and “silly” but still has surpassed all viewer records after going viral on the web for several consecutive weeks.



Click on, to read some unknown facts about this South Korean rapper and his new-found popularity.



PSY (© Reuters)
PSY was born on December 31, 1977, in Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea.


PSY (© Reuters)
His real name is Jae-Sang Park.


PSY (© Reuters)
The name, PSY, comes from the word “psycho,” coined from his debut album “PSY… From the PSYcho World!” released in January 2001.


PSY (© Reuters)
He is a graduate of Boston University and has also attended Berklee College of Music.


PSY (© Reuters)He is married to Yoo Hye-yeon, and is the father of four-year-old twins.


PSY (© Reuters)
PSY started playing clarinet and drums at the age of eight.


PSY (© Reuters)He has been nicknamed “Bizarre Singer” because of his eccentric style of dancing and blunt lyrics.


PSY (© Reuters)Almost a decade after entering the music world, he attained global fame only recently with his popular hit “Gangnam Style”.


PSY (© Reuters)
“Gangnam Style” was first released on YouTube on July 15, 2012.

PSY (© Reuters)He writes all his songs by himself. “Gangnam Style” is also self-composed.


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Gangnam is Seoul’s most affluent and posh district and his song is a satire of sorts which mocks its snobby people and their upmarket lifestyle.


PSY (© Reuters)In his words: 'Gangnam is a certain territory in Korea that's noble in daytime and going crazy at nighttime, so I described a lady and gentleman (in the song).'


PSY (© Reuters)
The singer says that such sudden stardom is unbelievable. 'I feel weird about all the fans because they are so worldwide. I cannot really believe it yet,' he says.


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It is not only the most “liked” video in YouTube’s history but has also entered the Gunnies World Record.


PSY (© Reuters)
A parade of “Gangnam Style” parodies have surfaced online following its incredible international success.


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Celebrities including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have imitated his trademark dance steps.


PSY (© Reuters)
Even the sports world can’t get enough of PSY. Cricketers Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Kevin Pietersen, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and several others have grooved the “Gangnam” way on different occasions.


PSY (© Reuters)
'Gangnam Style' recently became the second most-watched YouTube video of all time.



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