The “King of Youtube” Psy, is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer who is internationally known for his hit single Gangnam Style, which he released in 2012. He is also known locally for his numerous funny videos and his stage appearances, which are loved by everyone.
His hit single Gangnam Style is so popular and globally recognized that on December 12, 2012, it was the first video to reach a record number of one billion YouTube views, and on May 31, 2014, it doubled that number and had about 2 billion views. Currently, Gangnam Style is the third most popular video on YouTube.
Psy’s Real Name and Wiki
Psy is formally addressed as Park Jae-sang, a South Korean born on December 31, 1977, to a wealthy family in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, whose parents are Park Won-Ho and Kim Young-hee, his mother.
Psy was a privileged child who started primary and secondary education at the right time. He was enrolled in Banpo primary and secondary school and Shewa High School at the appropriate time. During his school days, he did not like it much, but he was famous as a class clown. It was very easy for him to make the whole class laugh at his jokes and this made him very popular. It’s painful to see that he had had a fondness for entertainment for a long time.
Despite his disinterest in formal education, his parents were determined to ensure that he received a proper education, as he was the next in line to succeed his father as Chairman of DI Corporation. He was sent to the United States to study business administration at Boston University, but after his arrival in the United States, he lost interest in education and so spent the rest of his tuition on buying musical instruments, an electric keyboard, a computer, a MIDI interface and, of course, entertainment equipment. He still found it relevant to attend an English summer course and studied there for a whole semester.
Eventually, he dropped out of Boston University and enrolled at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he made good use of his time as he now did what he loved to do most – music. Later, however, he dropped out of Berkley and returned to South Korea to pursue his singing career to the fullest. This decision marked the beginning of his career as a world-famous musician.
In South Korea, Psy performed several times and excited the Korean pop music scene with unseen fascinating dance movements, extremely dull lyrics under circumstances he felt the need for, and a creative sense of performance that earned him the nickname “The Bizarre Singer”. His style was not even imaginable, let alone seen, until then. He was so good that his magnificence could not be surpassed in South Korea alone. Psy had a taste that the whole world had not seen, and thanks to the Gangnam style he is now a global celebrity.
Psy’s Height, Net Worth
Born in 1977 in Gangnam style, the celebrity and king of Youtube has an average height of 170 cm (1.7 feet). His chest height is 109 cm (43 inches), his waist – 38 inches or 96.5 cm, and all this at a bodyweight of 82 kg or 181 lbs. Not bad for someone who dances as interestingly as he does.
Psy does not only come from a rich family but has also earned money for himself. He drives a Hyundai Equus but still lives with his family in Seoul, South Korea. He has a net worth of 25 million dollars and is the first Korean pop musician who is so well known in the West and of course in the rest of the world. Hard work and months of practicing his unique dance steps brought him worldwide recognition.
Is Psy Gay? Wife/Girlfriend
Psy has a straightforward sexual orientation. He married his longtime college girlfriend Yoo Hye-Yeon in 2006. The couple is said to have been introduced by a mutual acquaintance, and their union has produced twin daughters. Yoo Hye-Yeon, a cello student at Yonsei University, was the one who encouraged her husband Psy to join the South Korean label YG Entertainment in 2010 after his mandatory military service as a telecommunications operator.
Quick Facts about Psy
Birth Name: Park Jae-Sang
Date of Birth: December 31, 1977
Birth Place: Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea
Profession: Rapper, Dancer, Producer
Stage Name: Psy
Nationality: South Korean
Height & Weight: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m), 82 kg (180 lbs)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital status: Married to Yoo Hye-Yeon
Net Worth: $45 Million