Psy is a South Korean singer, who was born in Seoul in 1977. His real name is Park Jae-sang. Park’s father was an executive at the appliance company so his family was financially stable. Jae-sang attended an elite private school.
Since childhood, the future celebrity was a big fan of American rappers. However, his parents didn’t appreciate the hobby. Park’s father sent him to the USA to get an education as a business manager so the young man could follow in his footsteps. Jae-sang didn’t like studying in Boston. In just six months, he quit school and came back home.
After some time, Psy decided to enroll in Berklee College of Music. However, he didn’t seem focused enough on studying and quit again. Park learned some basics of vocals and came back home to record songs. The artist uploaded his tracks to the Internet under the pseudonym, Psy.
After some time, Park got a chance to appear on the South Korean TV to present his first song “Bird”, which became popular immediately. In 2001, the young artist released the debut LP, PSY from the PSYcho World!, which eventually sold over 110,000 copies in Korea.