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"One-hit singer" – where did PSY disappear, who gave the world the viral "Opa Gangam Style"?

From a young age, Pak dreamt of becoming an artist and gathering armies of fans at his concerts! Inspired by the sound of American rappers, PSY began to write his own musical creations.

What the author of "Gangnam Style" is up to now - the most interesting things about PSY

One of the most popular performers South Korea, PSY confidently burst onto the world music scene in 2012, making the entire planet listen to gangnam style for many years to come! This man appeared as if from nowhere! And suddenly disappeared into nowhere... Park Jae-Sang (real name) flipped the canons of the industry and became an idol long before k-Pop became mainstream. So what became of the "one hit songwriter," and why the success of the "Opa Gangam Style." was not destined to continue?

Early years

PSY as a child
PSY as a child

The story of the artist began in 1977 year in a wealthy and very fashionable neighborhood Seoul. The boy's father was the director of DI CorporationHe was a child of a major technology company in South Korea. That's why it's hard to call Pak's childhood gloomy; rather, it was happy and Poverty-free. His family's wealth allowed him to get an education in the most prestigious school in the metropolis, but as it often happens, he was not interested in learning. From a young age, Pak dreamed of becoming a artist and gather armies of fans at his concerts! Inspired by the sound of American rappers, the singer began write his own musical creations. However, the strict father did not share his son's creative zeal...

First steps towards your dream

PSY
PSY

In 1996 The year Puck was sent to study at the America: his parents sincerely believed that the boy would follow in their footsteps and become a successful businessman in his father's company. But after enrolling at the prestigious Boston University, which many young people can only dream of, Puck completely chilled to knowledge. His thoughts were immersed in music, and soon he started skipping classes... When the boy didn't show up for classes for more than two weeks, the teachers sounded the alarm: the question of expulsion arose. Thanks to connections and money, his father managed to smooth out the conflict, but later Puck took his documents and, having graduated from English courses, entered the musical Berkeley College.

But even here Puck did not stay long: after learning the basics, such as solfeggio and the like, he returned to his homeland, where a new chapter in his life... And musical career began.

Successful start

PSY
PSY

Trampoline The first step to Olympus for Puck was television: appearing on one of the shows, he performed his first hit, which began his ascent - the song "Bird". The simple tune quickly caught on with the audience, and already in 2001 The year a full-length vinyl record appeared on the shelves of Korean stores "PSY from the PSYcho World!".

Even then, Puck shocked the public with his daring and slightly crazy choreographic abilities, which is why his videos were breaking all records and were actively rotated on TV. It didn't take long for the second album, which was called "Sa 2.". The most interesting thing is that it could only be purchased by The 19-year-old a selected listener. In Korea his work was considered "potentially dangerous" for the immature psyche of teenagers.

The same thing happened with the third disc "3 PSY."But this time the artist was heavily fined for the scandalous lyrical content of the tracks. But that didn't stop Puck, who was like a comet on his way to take over the world charts...

A resounding success with "Opa Gangnam Style

PSY
PSY

The release of three albums was followed by a career decline that lasted until 2012 year... Pak had matured considerably, and was no longer the fresh, fun-loving young man he had burst onto the music scene. Increasingly, he began performing as a composer and producer, but the hope of catching "HYIP" And salvation came in the form of a viral "Opa Gangam Style."!

Probably only people living in the most remote parts of our vast planet haven't seen the video for this song, or heard the song itself! After all, it became a trending meme overnight. The music video has racked up record-breaking 4.3 billion YouTube views - that is, half of the entire globe has watched this incendiary comic masterpiece! It was released, by the way, in 2012, and was a long-awaited breakthrough for Puck. The track made such a colossal furor that it even entered the "Guinness Book of World RecordsThe most legendary in the history of the world-famous video hosting service! The popularity of "Gangnam Style" spread through countries and cities at the speed of light, like a computer virus. If we believe the latest estimates, the song has brought its performer almost 10 billion dollars.

"Gangnam Style" was followed by another of Pak's popular hits "Gentleman."as well as a funny video for the song "Hangover." (joint collaboration with Snoop Dogg) after which the artist began to be forgotten...

In 2018, the singer terminated his contract with YG Entertainment - company, which helped him ascend to Olympus. The representatives themselves, however, were not offended by Puck. They commented:

"We respect PSY's desire to reach new heights. We wish him nothing but victories!"

A year later, the artist founded his own agency P-Nation.

Details of personal life

PSY
PSY

Not much is known about the personal life of the famous funnyman. Back in 2003 Puck met a cellist in the year of Yoo Hye Youngand three years later the couple got married. Soon the family was joined by beautiful twins! Today the happy couple lives not far from Beverly HillsAnd Pak's wife acts not only as the keeper of the hearth, but also as his personal stylist.

PSY and Yoo Hye Young
PSY and Yoo Hye Young

In 2013 year, rumors surfaced on the Internet that Pak allegedly has a doppelganger! A certain man was seen at a number of events. And that would have been fine, except that he completely copied the artist's image! But it wasn't, of course. PSY. The rumor was neither confirmed nor denied...

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