Born Dec 31, 1977

'Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and record producer. PSY is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of PSY.


1977 Birth Born on December 31, 1977.


1996 18 Years Old As part of preparations to take over DI Corporation from his father, Park had originally planned to study business administration at Boston University in 1996. … Read More


2000 22 Years Old In South Korea, Psy made his first appearance on Korean national television in 2000 after his dancing caught the eye of a TV producer.
2001 23 Years Old In January 2001, Psy debuted his full-length album Psy from the Psycho World!, for which he was fined by South Korean government authorities due to his album's "inappropriate content". … Read More
2002 24 Years Old 1 More Event
His second album Sa 2 also created controversy upon its release in 2002, earning complaints from civil groups due to the potentially negative influence his album would have on children and teenagers.
2003 25 Years Old In 2003, Psy was enlisted in the South Korean military as part of mandatory military service imposed on all South Korean men aged 18 to 35. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old He was expected to be released from duties in 2005.
2006 28 Years Old In 2006, Psy released his fourth album Sa Jib, which won honors at the 2006 SBS Music Awards and Hong Kong's Mnet Asian Music Awards.
2007 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, state prosecutors accused Psy of "neglecting" his work, holding concerts and appearing on local television networks during his period of prior employment.


2009 31 Years Old Two months later, Psy was re-drafted into the military where he had held the rank of Private First Class and served as a signalman in the 52nd Army Infantry Division, before being released from duties in July 2009.
…  The song's refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" (translated as "Big brother (to a female) is Gangnam style", with Psy referring to himself) was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.
2014 36 Years Old On May 31, 2014, the video for Psy's Gangnam Style hit two billion views.
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