|Psy attends the Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas in May. (YG Entertainment)|
The gentlemanly Psy will be ringing in the holiday season by returning home and holding a special four-day solo concert series from Dec. 20-22 and on Christmas Eve at Seoul Olympic Park’s Gymnastics Stadium.
The upcoming performances will mark his first concert in Korea in nearly eight months after his internationally broadcast “Happening” show in April, where the rapper attracted around 45,000 local concert goers on top of more than 130,000 fans tuning in online during the live feed.
Psy has also been nominated in three categories at this year’s inaugural YouTube Music Awards to take place on Nov. 3. The rapper has been nominated for the Video of the Year award ― along with U.S. stars such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Korea’s Girls’ Generation (“I Got A Boy” music video) ― for his “Gangnam Style” follow-up music video “Gentleman.” Psy’s “Gentleman” was unveiled to the public six months ago and has since amassed more than 565 million views on YouTube.
The song that started it all for Psy, “Gangnam Style,” which still stands strong as the most-watched YouTube video officially accumulating more than 1.8 billion views on Wednesday, has been nominated for the YouTube Phenomenon award, competing against Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.”
The rap star also joins Eminem, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bieber, Swift and others as a nominee for the “Artist of the Year” award.
Although Psy has not made any new announcements regarding the release of his highly anticipated first international album, the entertainer has revealed that his upcoming album will feature a number of collaborations. He recently revealed during an interview with L’Uomo Vogue Magazine that he had just finished recording a single with the legendary American rock singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
By Julie Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)