News, Pop — November 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

South Korean K-pop star Psy announces follow up album


South Korean pop sensation Psy has announced his official comeback with his first release in three years coming out later this year.

After achieving worldwide fame in 2012 with the year’s most infuriatingly infectious song, “Gangnam Style,” Psy has announced his intention to release his seventh studio album on December 1st (truthfully, we didn’t know he had that many albums either!).


The Korean rapper revealed the news via Twitter, along with a cartoon graphic and the caption “#newPSYshit20151201” but little more, including what the name will be, is known about the project at this point.

Before the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon, Psy was a renowned artist back in his own country but he has never managed to replicate Gangnam Style’s incredible success. Though it’s hard to imagine any successor to “Gangnam Style could ever come close to competing. The song is the most watched clip in history with more than 2.4 billion views (more than doubling the second most viewed clip, Taylor Swift‘s video for “Blank Space”), earned him 4 Guinness World Records and landed him a slew of awards, His successive efforts “Gentlemen” (peaking at #5) and his most recent single “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg (peaking at #26)  did not achieve the same level of popularity.