Park Jae-sang born December 31, 1977, better known by his stage name PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and record producer. He is well known for his humorous videos and stage performances, and for his hit single "Gangnam Style". PSY has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, Good Sunday: X-Man,The Golden Fishery, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Sunrise, and The X-Factor.
On October 23, 2012, PSY met U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his "unlimited global reach".
"Gangnam Style" and international success
In July 2012, PSY released his sixth album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 and the song "Gangnam Style" appeared in broadcasting networks and newspapers outside Asia.On August 14, "Gangnam Style" ranked first on YouTube's 'Most Viewed Videos' monthly chart; it has received over 700 million views on YouTube as of November 11, 2012. On August 21, 2012, "Gangnam Style" officially charted #1 on the iTunes Music Video Charts, overtaking Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" and Katy Perry's "Wide Awake".
"When I realized that some top stars like have imagined or tweeted about me, I thought, 'That’s joking. That’s not gonna happen...' I never expect things like this, not because they are top stars, but because this is the biggest market in the universe for pop music, right, so everybody’s dreaming about having appearance in the U.S. so I’m still saying, 'What going on here? This is beautiful.
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