In 2012, Psy went from being unknown outside of his native Korea to a genuine global superstar, thanks entirely to “Gangnam Style” (you know, the one that made history by racking up 1 billion views on YouTube .)
So you may be surprised to learn how he plans on capping off his tremendous year: by “ending” his signature song with a performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
“Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ’Gangnam Style,'” Psy told MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”
Of course, before you think New Year’s Eve may be your last chance to do “the Pony,” Psy would like to clarify that “Gangnam” will never truly go away — especially given his schedule — but he’s itching to prove that he’s got a second hit up his tuxedo sleeves. Which is why, in a way, he’ll be saying goodbye to the song on December 31.
“The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” he said. “I’m really working hard on a new single right now, and I’m not saying [’Gangnam’] is ending on ’Dick Clark’ — I still have a lot of invitations to perform it … I’ll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I’ve still got to do promo. So let me say that in America I need a new single because ’Gangnam Style’ got too popular, so I’ve got to write a new single.”
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