Psy made his quirky debut in South Korea's K-pop industry back in 2001 but it wasn't until July that he began shooting to global fame with "Gangnam Style" -- now the most-watched video of all time on YouTube.
File photo. This photo taken on November 11, 2012 shows South Korean singer Psy giving a thumbs up for photographers after winning the Best Video Award at the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA) in Germany. "Gangnam Style" -- whose wacky music and dance moves mock the hedonistic lifestyle of the upmarket southern Seoul neighbourhood -- has registered almost 814 million views in four months.
A rare sense of humour and irony distinguished the chubby rapper, now 34, from his peers in the manufactured world of K-pop and made him an unlikely worldwide success.
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