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PSY Profile, Bio, & Facts

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

PSY Profile

Stage NamePSY (싸이)
Birth NamePark Jae Sang (박재상)
Position Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer
BirthdayDecember 31, 1977
Active Years1999–present
Age46 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height170 cm (5’7″)
Weight85 kg (187 lbs)
NationalitySouth Korean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFP

PSY Facts:

Early Life

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

Personal Life

– He is married to Yoo Hyeyeon (born in 1977).
– He is not much of an animal lover. (Mobidic)
– He has two daughters and they are twins.
– His lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen. (nytimes)
His sister’s name is Park Jaeeun (born in 1974).
– He was born in a wealthy family and his father runs a semiconductor manufacturing company ‘DI Corporation’ while his mother runs several restaurants in Gangnam.
– He can speak English and Korean.
– His biggest hobby is drinking.
– His inspirations include Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg.
– He turned down a position at his father’s semiconductor equipment company to become a singer.
– He is the very first Kpop idol to be known across the West.
– The embarrassing moment he wants to forget is the sweaty armpits meme from Infinity Challenge.
– He did not attend his classes in Berkley because they were too early for him. (Fuse)
– PSY’s ideal type is a woman who takes part in his life and supports him.
– His fandom name is PSYcho.
– He was known as the class clown in his school days.
– His dormitory in Boston was Warren Towers. (Seacrest)
– Since he was jailed for possessing marijuana and smoking, he wasn’t able to attend his grandfather’s deathbed and funeral.
– He bought drinks in his freshman year at Boston with his ID because of his Korean age.
– He’s Catholic and his Baptismal name is Paul.
– He drives a Mercedes-Maybach GLS.
– The coolest thing that he did was having a drinking contest with Usher. (Showbiz Shelly)
– His motto is, “Art originally begins with a mistake.”
– He enlisted twice in the military because he didn’t complete it the first time.
– PSY currently resides in Hannam Dong, Yongsangu, Seoul, South Korea.
– Black is his official color.
– He was fifteen years old when he started listening to American music.
– 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 established his own 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.
– He is a businessman and also runs several restaurants.
– The first artist to sign under his company was Jessi then HyunA, E’Dawn (former PENTAGON member), and Hwasa from MAMAMOO.- PSY was first in line to surpass 10 million subscribers on YouTube as an Asian artist.
– 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.

Likes & Dislikes

– He enjoys bibimbap and Mando.
– He likes eating bbq short ribs.
– He used to like rock music when he was young. (SoompiTV)
– He is obsessed with drinking.

Rise to Fame with ‘Gangnam Style’

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

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.

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 several notable awards in his career including multiple ‘Daesang’ and ‘Song of Year’ awards.
– He won the ‘World’s Best Song’ award at the World Music Awards for his song ‘Gangnam Style’.

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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