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PSY Profile, Bio, & Facts

PSY

PSY (싸이) is a South Korean singer and was under Cream Record. He made his debut in January 18th, 2001, with the full-length album PSY from the Psycho World!.

PSY Profile

Stage Name PSY (싸이)
Birth Name Park Jae Sang (박재상)
Position  Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer
Birthday December 31, 1977
Active Years 1999–present
Age 46 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Height 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight 85 kg (187 lbs)
Nationality South Korean
Blood Type O
MBTI ENFP

PSY Facts:

Early Life

– He is from Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.
– Seoul Banpo Elementary School.
– He went to Banpo Middle School.
– He was in Sehwa High School.
– He went to Boston University in the Department of International Business Administration but later dropped out.
– He attended Berklee College of Music in the Department of Jazz Composition and Honorary Bachelor of Music but dropped out once more.

Personal Life

– He is married to Yoo Hyeyeon (born in 1977).
– He has two daughters.
– His daughters are twins.
– His sister’s name is Park Jaeeun (born in 1974).
– He has the skill to speak English.
– His net worth is a whopping $60 million dollars.
– He has a drink-binging problem.
– He is the very first K-pop idol to be known across the West.
– He enlisted twice in the military.
– He was first in line to surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube as an Asian artist.
– His ideal type is a woman who takes part in his life and supports him.
– He’s the head of an international company and a big businessman.
– His fandom name is PSYcho.
– He was known as the class clown in his school days.
– He was fifteen years old when he started listening to American music.
– Since he was jailed for possessing marijuana and smoking, he wasn’t able to attend his grandfather’s deathbed and funeral.
– He didn’t complete his military service the first time.
– PSY currently resides in Hannam Dong, Yongsangu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He’s Catholic and his Baptismal name is Paul.
– He drives a Mercedes-Maybach GLS.
– Black is his official color.
– His motto is, “Art originally begins with a mistake.”
– He’s famous for his Humorous videos, and stage performances.
– He is famous for sweating a lot on stage.

Career

– PSY’s first-ever appearance was on Cho PD’s second album In Stardom Version 2.0.
– He was under Pan Entertainment from 2001-2002.
– He was also formerly under Ikpop (2002), Yamazone Music (2004- 2006), and YG Entertainment (2010-2018).
– He now owns his agency known as P NATION.
– His US agency, SB Projects is responsible for worldwide management excluding Korea and Japan.
– His US label is Schoolboy Records.
– Despite being a famous idol, he also runs several restaurants.
– His first-ever signee was Jessi then HyunA, E’Dawn (former PENTAGON member), and Hwasa from MAMAMOO.

Appearances

– On Japanese TV, he used to make Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s parodies.
– He has starred in movies like Emergency Measure No. 19, Wet Dreams, and Capital City Fortune 3.
– He has appeared on TV shows and radio shows like Kang Ho-dong’s Match Made in Heaven, Departure Dream Team, Family Entertainment Center, Happy Together Season 1 and 3, Infinite Challenge, Radio Star, Knowing Brother, Fantastic Duo Season 2, LOUD: Loud, and many more.
– He made appearances on documentaries that include, National Geographic Channel (Korea), PSY GO, now Gangnam Style, and TV Chosun Gourmet Heo Young-man’s Alumni Journey.

Magazines & Advertisements

– He has now advertised for a lot of companies, some of which include Kumho Tires, OB Beer Cass Light, Kia Motors Cerato, Lotte Confectionery Massage, GS Home Shopping, Hite Jinro Dry D, Orion Turtle Chips, Seomyeon Fiesta, Shinhan Bank and Daesung Celtic.
– He was nominated for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2012, which was announced on December 14, 2012.

Achievements

– His song Gangnam Style acquired so many views that it caused a bug on YouTube, it currently sits on 5 billion views.
– Gangnam Style is recognized by the Guinness World Record for being the most-liked video and has been hailed as a force for world peace.
– The song also charted 2nd place on Billboard Hot100 for 31 weeks.
‘Gangnam Style’ was downloaded 3.59 million times in the US in 2012, ranking 9th in US digital music sales in 2012.
– GENTLEMAN was in 5th place and was on the chart for 15 weeks.
– GENTLEMAN joined Gangnam style in achieving billions of views, it currently sits on 1.5 billion views.

Controversies

– On November 15, 2001, PSY was investigated for allegedly smoking marijuana several times in cigarettes at a friend’s house in Bangbae-dong, Seoul. He admitted to the crime and revealed in a police investigation, “I had been smoking marijuana all the time in the U.S., and when I returned home, I secretly hid marijuana.
– He obtained a certificate as an information processing technician and completed his military service as an industrial technical personnel in the field of computer software development, but in reality, he was discharged on July 14, 2007, because he was engaged in sound/planning work rather than designated work (software development) at a special military company.

Philanthropy

– In 2014, he donated 500 million won, contributing to the creation of a PSY therapy room for pediatric psychological group therapy.
– He also donated 500 million won to Yonsei University Severance Children’s Hospital in Seoul.

Food Preferences

– He enjoys bibimbap.
– He loves Mando
– He likes eating bbq short ribs.

Major works

– His major works include Gangnam Style, That That (prod & ft. SUGA of BTS), DADDY, New Face, Hangover, and NAPAL BAJI.

Awards

– He has won awards in shows like, MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Awards, Mama Awards, Melon Music Awards, Melon Music Awards, NRJ Music Awards, Seoul Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards receiving awards in almost all categories available.

Website:
psyofficial.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: 42psy42
Youtube: officialpsy
Twitter: psy_oppa
V VLIVE: PSY
Facebook: officialpsy
Daum Cafe: psylove
Weibo: PSY 

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | SoundCloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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