PSY, whose real name is Jai-Sang Park, is a Korean singer, songwriter and producer known for his energetic and flamboyant performances both on stage and in his music videos. This year, he became a global phenomenon with his hit single "Gangnam Style" and its enormously popular music video, which has received more than 800 million YouTube views and currently ranks as the most viewed YouTube video of all time. Before he became an international sensation, however, PSY spent the last 10 years building his career as one of South Korea’s most beloved icons. PSY attended Berklee College of Music and jokingly takes pride in being a freshman for a decade. While living on the East coast, he developed a love of hip-hop and later incorporated the urban sound into his debut album, PSY from the PSYcho World! Both his first album and his sophomore release, Cheap 2, made PSY popular and controversial among younger fans. Although he later moved away from a focus on hip-hop, the influence remains throughout his subsequent releases, including his most recent studio album PSY 6, on which "Gangnam Style" is featured. A talented and prolific songwriter, PSY has written or co-written every song he has released. He has also penned successful songs for many popular artists in Korea. Most recently, PSY was asked to write the official fight song for the South Korean national team in the 2012 London Olympics. The song, entitled "Korea," showcases PSY’s signature sound, accented by traditional Korean instruments and melodies. He brought the modern spirit of Korean people, culture and history to life in the accompanying music video, further igniting the world’s interest in PSY.