Psy to visit Harvard, Moscow

By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 5, 2013 - 19:35
  • Updated : May 5, 2013 - 19:35
Korean pop sensation Psy will lecture at Harvard and dance at a Russian music festival in the near future, aiming to keep the “Gangnam Style” fever going.

The singer, who released his single “Gentleman” in April and is now holding a worldwide promotion to reprise his “Gangnam Style” success, will give a speech at the Korea Institute of Harvard University on Thursday, about his music and life, the school said last Friday.

Psy, a Boston University dropout, has reportedly made his appearance a sold-out event as more than 1,000 people applied for the event at the 200-seat venue. The singer made famous by his signature “horseback-riding” choreography previously spoke at Oxford University and danced with students there last year. He is expected to create a similar scene this week with the “arrogant dance” from “Gentleman.” 
South Korean singer Psy performs on the television morning talk show “Today Show” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Friday. (AFP-Yonhap News)

Psy will also fly to Moscow to ignite the “Gentleman” phenomenon. The singer wrote on his Twitter account: “I am coming to Moscow for the MUZ-TV awards June 7. See you,” on Saturday.

At the award ceremony held at Olympic Stadium and hosted by Russian music TV station MUZ-TV, he is expected to sing “Gangnam Style” and present “Gentleman,” which is expected to save the song from plummeting on music charts. “Gentleman,” of which music video has accumulated more than 280 million hits, debuted 12th on the Billboard Hot 100 list, rose to No. 5 but then slipped to 26th on May 11.

By Bae Ji-sook (baejisook@heraldcorp.com)