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Get PSYched: ‘Gangnam Style’ singer announces first new album in 5 years

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  • “Gangnam Style” singer Psy is set to release his eighth album on April 29 at 6 p.m.
  • His last album, “4X2=8,” was released five years ago.
  • “To be honest, I produced ‘Champion’ in 2002, and it took me exactly 10 years to produce a song that is more sensational than that,” the artist says in a promotional video uploaded to Instagram on Tuesday. “‘Gangnam Style’ was released in 2012. I guess what I’m trying to say is that perhaps the next time you’ll meet a song like ‘Gangnam Style’ will be in 2022.”

Psy is making a comeback to K-pop with a new album this month, 10 years after his hit song “Gangnam Style” catapulted him and his signature horse-riding dance into the global spotlight.

The South Korean artist announced on Tuesday that his eighth album would be released on April 29 at 6 p.m. The title of the album is still under wraps.

Psy joins TikTok one month after ‘Gangnam Style’ trends on the platform

  • Psy, the South Korean singer who first rose to global fame for his hit 2012 song “Gangnam Style,” joined TikTok over the weekend.
  • Last month, a remix of “Gangnam Style” went viral in a popular trend in which users shared traumatic moments from their lives to the upbeat song.
  • The 44-year-old singer also announced last year that he will release his ninth album in 2022.

A decade after his music video for “Gangnam Style” became the most-watched video on YouTube, Psy is making the rounds again on the latest popular video-sharing platform, TikTok.

The 44-year-old singer first posted to his new account @42Psy42 on Saturday, generating millions of views within days. His video, which features another person gyrating next to him to the sound of Rasheeda’s “Marry Me,” follows the style of the other lighthearted music videos Psy has been known to create.

PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Breaks YouTube Record With 3 Billion Views

Calling PSY’s “Gangnam Style” a big hit would be a huge understatement. Five years since it dominated the internet, the catchy, massive hit single still remains relevant in the hearts of netizens everywhere.

The Korean pop song recently broke another milestone; on November 25, Park Jae-sang, who is better known around the globe as PSY, announced on Twitter that his 2012 viral song “Gangnam Style” has reached 3 billion views on YouTube.