Tuesday, May 26, 2015Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Psy says Gangnam Style not his success

Published on Nov 7, 2012 6:02 AM
South Korean singer Psy gestures during a press conference on November 6, 2012 in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - His Gangnam Style may be the second most watched YouTube video in history but South Korean pop sensation Psy said on Tuesday he still has everything to prove with his follow-on record, due out by March.

"I can't say I have a success, because it's kind of a phenomenon," the 34-year-old told a press conference in Paris, where some 20,000 fans of his planetary horse-dancing hit joined him for a giant flashmob a day earlier.

"I didn't do anything - people hit YouTube, people found this music and they brought it to the world. Not me. Now it's my turn. The second one I gotta make my success," said the singer, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang.

Psy's new album will feature a new single half in Korean, half in English and a selection of songs from his 12-year career in South Korea, where he is a household name. "To the Koreans it's going to be like Psy's greatest hits, but to the world its going to be brand new. It's going to be my debut album worldwide," he said.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!