K-pop singer Psy to release new album next week

A teaser image for South Korean singer Psy’s eighth full-length album scheduled to come out on May 10. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 1 (Yonhap) — Psy of the 2012 pop sensation “Gangnam Style” will release his eighth full-length album next week, marking his comeback after a year-and-a-half hiatus, his agency said Monday.

YG Entertainment said the South Korean singer-rapper, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, will release his new album on May 10. The company uploaded a teaser image with a cartoon image of Psy and the date on its official blog.

“Look forward to new songs and videos filled with Psy’s trademark excitement and energy,” YG said.

Psy became a global sensation with “Gangnam Style,” a music video that has gotten more than 2.8 billion views on YouTube. His other hits include “Gentleman,” “Hangover” and “Daddy.”

The rapper-singer has reportedly filmed new music videos featuring actor Lee Byung-hun and Son Naeun of girl group Apink.

Psy’s past music videos have featured several prominent Korean celebrities. He worked with HyunA, a former member of 4minute, for his “Gangnam Style” video and Gain of Brown Eyed Girls for “Gentleman.”



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