Park Jae-sang (박재상; born December 31, 1977) is a South Korean
singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He goes by the stage name, Psy (싸이, often stylized as PSY). He debuted in the 90's and has since been known in South Korea for his many comedic songs, music videos, and dances.
In July 2012, he released the music video for his single "Gangnam Style
", which became a global hit of immense proportions. Since then PSY has appeared on numerous television programs in almost every continent. As for the internet, "Gangnam Style" is still actively being parodied, with more than 1 million search results since its debut."Gangnam Style"
's most viewed and liked video with over 2 billion views
and 8 million likes. Though it remains his most popular video, the following singles didn't do bad either; in April 2013 Psy's much awaited follow-up single "Gentleman"
was uploaded onto YouTube and racked up hundreds of millions of views within days, and in June 2014, two months and a year since Gentleman, "Hangover"
, a collaboration with one Snoop Dogg
was uploaded. The song gained ~10 million views on its first day.
Shortly after release of his memetic Gangnam Style single, he signed with Justin Bieber
's manager, Scooter Braun, planning to work on more songs in the near future.
Tropes associated with PSY include: