Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), better known by his stage name PSY , is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and record producer. PSY is best known for his humorous videos and stage performances, and for his international hit single “Gangnam Style”, whose refrain “Oppan Gangnam Style” was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotes of 2012.
On October 23, 2012, PSY met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his “unlimited global reach”. A few weeks later, Gangnam Style became the most accessed YouTube video of all time having generated almost a billion views, and PSY was subsequently recognized by the media as the “King of YouTube”. In December 2012, MTV noted how PSY had risen from little-known to “global superstar”, and hailed the singer as the Viral Star of 2012 for being first in the YouTube-era to secure a place in pop-culture history.