Never Heard of Psy? Just Check Encyclopedia Britannica

      May 02, 2013 09:39

      Rapper Psy now features as an entry on the prestigious Encyclopedia Britannica, as its website showed on Tuesday.

      It defined him as a "[Korean] singer and rapper," adding that, "Although he was originally known in his country as a controversial and satirical hip-hop artist, he achieved international fame in 2012 with the music video to his humorous pop song ‘Gangnam Style,’ which ultimately received a record-setting one billion views on the video-sharing website YouTube."

      It also included some personal information about Psy, describing him as "the son of a successful business executive [who] grew up in Seoul's affluent Gangnam… district south of the Han River."

      The encyclopedia was first published in Scotland in 1768 but stopped printing a paper edition in March last year. It now only runs an online edition.

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