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PSY appears in a still from his music video Gentleman which was released on Friday, April 12, 2013. - Provided courtesy of YG Entertainment Inc
04/16/2013
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Some things never go out of "Gangnam Style."

PSY, the South Korean rapper whose YouTube video was the first to exceed 1 billion views, has broken another record on the video sharing website. His latest music video, "Gentleman," received 18.9 million views on its first day of release last Friday, according to Billboard.

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01/01/2013
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PSY and MC Hammer perform Gangnam Style at the Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve concert and special in New York City on Dec. 31, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Lou Rocco / ABC

Is PSY retiring "Gangnam Style," one of the most memorable tracks of 2012, in the United States?

The South Korean rapper reunited with MC Hammer for what may be his final performance of the record-breaking dance hit on the annual "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" event at Times Square in New York City on December 31 to help ring in the new year. PSY also celebrated his 35th birthday and got a shout-out from the crowd, by request of host Ryan Seacrest.

12/21/2012
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Psy talks to OTRC.com at the 40th annual American Music Awards on November 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

"Gangnam Style" rapper PSY is facing controversy this week for anti-American lyrics in a rap song he performed during a concert in South Korea in 2004 and a 2002 incident in which he smashed a model of a U.S. military tank.

The singer is still set to perform at the "Christmas in Washington" concert special scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. on December 9, according to ABC News. The White House does not have a role in choosing performers for the event, but President Obama and his family will be in attendance at the concert, which will air on December 21 on TNT.

12/21/2012
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Psy appears in a still from his music video for Gangnam Style, which was uploaded to YouTube on July 15, 2012. - Provided courtesy of YG Entertainment

The YouTube video for "Gangnam Style," the hit dance song by South Korean rapper PSY, has broken a world record to become the first clip to pass the 1 billion mark in total views.

The video was first posted just over five months ago, on July 15, and has made PSY, whose real name is Park Jae Sang, a global superstar.

11/25/2012
Psy talks to OTRC.com at the 40th annual American Music Awards on November 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Watch out Justin Bieber - there's a new reigning king of YouTube in town.

Psy, a 34-year-old South Korean rapper whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, is the new king of YouTube after his viral music video, "Gangnam Style," surpassed Bieber's 2010 music video "Baby" as the most-watched clip in the history of the site.

12/08/2012
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Psy talks to OTRC.com at the 40th annual American Music Awards on November 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

"Gangnam Style" rapper PSY is facing controversy this week for anti-American lyrics in a rap song he performed during a concert in South Korea in 2004 and a 2002 incident in which he smashed a model of a U.S. military tank.

The singer is still set to perform at the "Christmas in Washington" concert special scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. on December 9, according to ABC News. The White House does not have a role in choosing performers for the event, but President Obama and his family will be in attendance at the concert, which will air on December 21 on TNT.

09/21/2012
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Psy appears in a still from his music video for Gangnam Style, which was uploaded to YouTube on July 15, 2012. - Provided courtesy of YG Entertainment

Korean superstar Psy's music video for "Gangnam Style" broke the world record after becoming the "most liked" video on YouTube.

At press time, the video had 2,290,836 likes on YouTube and the Guinness World Records announced that "Gangnam Style" beat out LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," which had 1,576,538 likes.

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