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HyunA and DAWN leave PSY’s label P Nation

  • PSY’s label P Nation issued a statement on Monday saying that their artists HyunA and DAWN have left the agency.
  • P Nation thanked HyunA and DAWN for their “bold music and unrivaled visuals and performances that only they could take on.” 
  • Under P Nation, HyunA released two mini-albums while DAWN released several singles and an EP. 
  • The artists made their duo debut last year with the album “1+1=1” and title track “PING PONG.”
  • HyunA and DAWN joined P Nation in 2019 following their departure from CUBE Entertainment after announcing their relationship status.
  • They are the latest artists to leave P Nation after Korean American rapper Jessi in July. 

South Korean record label and entertainment agency P Nation, which was founded by Korean superstar PSY, issued a statement on Monday announcing the departure of both HyunA and DAWN.

The Korean-language statement reads, “We are writing to express our deepest gratitude to those who showed lots of love and interest to HyunA and Dawn.

P Nation issues statement after construction worker dies while dismantling Psy concert stage

  • Psy’s label P Nation issued a statement yesterday offering their condolences and compensation after a construction worker fell and died while working at Psy’s summer concert.
  • The Mongolian man in his 20s was hired by an outsourced company to construct the stage for Psy’s “Summer Swag 2022” concert.
  • The man was taking down a lighting tower on Sunday at Gangneung Stadium in South Korea when he fell 15 meters (approximately 50 feet). He was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead..
  • P Nation’s “Summer Swag 2022” is scheduled to conclude later this month, but it may be under investigation by South Korea’s Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters for the spread of COVID-19.
  • Psy released his album “Psy 9th” last April, featuring a star-studded list of collaborators such as BTS’ Suga, Mamamoo’s Hwasa, Heize and Jessi, who left the agency last month.

South Korean entertainment label P Nation issued a statement yesterday following the death of a Mongolian construction worker dismantling the stage at Psy’s “Summer Swag 2022” concert. 

The worker was in his 20s and was employed under an outsourced agency tasked with the construction of the concert stage. He fell 15 meters (approximately 50 feet) on Sunday trying to take down a lighting tower at the Gangneung Stadium in Gangwon-do, South Korea, where Psy’s concert had taken place the day prior. The worker was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Social media users criticize Psy for upcoming summer concert as South Korea suffers from drought

  • K-pop star Psy, 44, is being criticized online after announcing the revival of his summer “water show” amid a drought in South Korea.
  • The “That That” singer, whose full name is Park Jae-sang, took to Instagram on Friday to announce his upcoming concert series, which has been on hiatus since 2019 and is scheduled to take place on Aug. 4 and 5 at the Jamsil Auxiliary Stadium in Seoul.
  • During an appearance on MBC's talk show “Radio Star” last month, Psy revealed that 300 tons of potable water delivered by water trucks are used during the concert, saying, “We spend a lot to buy all that water. … We use the performance venue’s water supplies as well as sprinkler trucks.”
  • This year’s concert series is being advertised with catchphrases such as “So much water that it will make you wonder if we scooped up the Han River.”
  • Some Twitter users have called Psy out for his excessive use of water.

K-pop star Psy is being criticized online after he announced the revival of his summer “water show” amid a drought in South Korea.

The “That That” singer, whose full name is Park Jae-sang, ignited backlash after taking to Instagram on Friday to announce his upcoming “Summer Swag” concert series, which has been on hiatus since 2019.

Psy’s P Nation label debuts its first boy group, six-member TNX

  • P Nation debuted their first boy group TNX yesterday with a five-track EP called “Way Up” and its title track “Move.”
  • The six-member group were all contestants on an SBS show called “Loud,” with winners going on to form boy groups under the P Nation Label and JYP Entertainment.
  • TNX is composed of leader TaeHun, Korean Australian member KyungJun, HyunSoo, JunHyeok, Hwi and maknae (the youngest member) SungJun.
  • Members Hwi, KyungJun and JunHyeok all participated in penning some lyrics for tracks on the EP. The last track, “Your Favorite Melody,” was written by Hwi prior to being a contestant on “Loud.”

Psy’s first boy group, TNX, debuted Tuesday with their EP “Way Up.”

TNX, an acronym for “The New Six,” was formed through an SBS reality competition show called “Loud” in 2021. Seventy-five contestants competed for potential spots within two boy groups: one under P Nation and the other under JYP Entertainment. 

Psy releases Western-themed music video featuring BTS’ Suga for ‘That That’

  • After a five-year hiatus, Korean singer Psy returns with his ninth album, one studded with some of the biggest names in Korean pop music.  
  • On Friday, the “Gangnam Style” rapper released a music video for “That That,” a long-awaited collab with BTS’ Suga. The record, produced by Suga, is part of Psy’s album titled “Psy 9th,” which was also released Friday.
  • The “That That” music video features a unique Western theme, including Suga and Psy sporting striking cowboy outfits. The two are seen dancing to the tune’s catchy beat in and outside a saloon, along with an energetic group of backup dancers.  
  • In a separate video titled “Best friends 16 years apart,” Psy and Suga shared what it was like working together. 
  • The album also includes features by Epik High’s Tablo, HwaSa, and members of his own label, Jessi and Crush. 

After a five-year hiatus, Korean singer Psy returns with his ninth album, one studded with some of the biggest names in Korean pop music.  

On Friday, the “Gangnam Style” rapper released the music video for “That That,” his long-awaited collab with BTS’ Suga. The song, which declares that the “pandemic’s over,” is about celebrating and getting back to “laughing, crying, living, loving.” The record, produced by Suga, is part of Psy’s album titled “Psy 9th,” which was also released Friday.

Psy’s upcoming star-studded comeback album to feature BTS’ Suga, Mamamoo’s Hwasa, Bae Suzy and more

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  • Psy’s upcoming ninth album, called “Psy 9th Ssada9,” marks the pop star’s comeback since his last release five years ago.
  • The 12-track album features BTS’ Suga as a producer on the song “That That.”
  • Other collaborators on the album include artists signed under Psy’s own P Nation label, such as Heize, Crush and Jessi.
  • Bae Suzy, a former member of girl group Miss A, will feature in one of the album’s music videos titled “Celeb.”
  • Hwasa of girl group Mamamoo, Tablo of Epik High and singer Sung Si-Kyung will all feature on the album as well.

K-pop superstar Psy’s upcoming ninth album titled “Psy 9th Ssada9,” an abbreviated phrase meaning “Psy’s diverse ninth album,” is star-studded with collaborating artists.

The album marks the artist’s comeback since he released his last album, “Psy 8th 4X2 = 8,” in 2017.  

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 dance performance of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ goes viral after resurfacing on TikTok

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South Korean singer Psy, who broke through to international audiences in 2012 with his smash hit “Gangnam Style,” is going viral once again but this time through a TikTok video in which he performs a dance cover of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.”

The fancam of the K-pop star appears to be years old, but it was shared again by TikTok user @psylova last week. It has since garnered more than 2 million views and over 600,000 likes. 

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.