Park Jae- Sang, famously known as Psy is a South Korean Singer, Rapper, songwriter and record producer. He was recognized after his single hit Gangnam Style. Park Jae-sang’s derived his stage name “Psy” from the word psycho. He explained his stage name and said in a BBC interview, “what I thought was, you know, crazy about music, dancing, performance, so that kind of psycho”.
|Singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer
|Humorous videos, stage performances, and his single hit “Gangnam Style”
Psy Personal Life Info & More
Park Jae-sang was born on 31 December 1977 in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. Psy told CNN’s Alina Cho that when he was 15, he used to watch a Korean TV programme that introduced foreign pop music. Psy got interested in music when he was 15 and he watched a concert by the British rock band, Queen.
|Date of Birth/Birthday
|31 December 1977
|Age (as in 2021)
|Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
|Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign
Psy Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
|in meters – 1.71
in feet-inches – 5’7”
|in Pounds – 180
in Kilograms – 82
PSY Family Members Names & Information
Park Jae-Sang was born to mother, Kim Young-hee, who owns many restaurants in Gangnam and father, Park Won-Ho, the executive chairman of DI Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor.
Psy Marital Status & More
On October 14, 2006, Psy got married to a cello major student, Hye- yeon at Yonsei University in 2006, who was also his girlfriend of three and a half years. The couple have twin daughters.
|Yoo Hye-yeon (2006)
Psy Education Qualification, School & College
Park Jae- Sang went to Banpo Elementary School, Banpo Middle School and Sehwa High School. He never liked school and was the class clown. Park Jae- Sang’s former school teacher in an interview on South Korea’s Seoul Broadcasting System has said that “I remember Psy making a lot of sexual jokes during class. He had such a big influence that he would drive the entire class to his jokes. I disliked him at the time, but looking back, I see that he added a great energy to the class.”
Psy went to Boston University to study business administration in 1996 to take over his fathers’ company but he dropped out and applied to study music in Berklee college of music. Psy took core lessons of music and later on dropped out from there as well and went back to South Korea to pusrue his career in music.
|Banpo Elementary School, Banpo Middle School, and Sehwa High School
|Boston University and Berklee College of Music
Psy Favourite Things/Like & Dislike
|Freddie Mercury of Queen
|Bibimbap, Mando (dumplings) and barbecue short ribs
Psy Money Factor
Psy Biography & Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Park Jae-Sang:
Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” reached one billion views on YouTube on December 21, 2012, and it became the first ever video to reach one billion views in the website’s history. Psy was titled as the King of YouTube by the media. On 31 May 31 2014, Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” reached two billion views. As of March 2021, “Gangnam Style” has reached over four billion views and is the eighth most viewed video on YouTube.
In 2012, Psy gained global attention through his song “Gangnam Style” and also performed on stage in a globally broadcasted New Year’s Eve celebration along with American Rapper MC Hammer in front of a crowd of over one million people in New York City. After leaving YG Entertainment in 2018, Psy founded his own company in 2019 and named it P Nation.
Psy Social Media Accounts & Channels
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