Am Yisrael Psy: Gangnam Style in Tel Aviv

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Singer and YouTube sensation Psy will perform in Israel this summer, Army Radio reported on Friday. According to the report, Psy will perform in Tel Aviv and Eilat in the end of July, and will be paid 250,000 dollars by the Israeli producers

Last December, the video for "Gangnam Style" became the most watched item on YouTube with more than 1.5 billion hits, and Psy's horse-riding moves sparked an international dance craze. In "Gangnam Style", written as a commentary on materialism in the wealthy Seoul suburb of Gangnam, Psy was decked out in sunglasses, a white dress shirt, bow tie and tuxedo jackets.

The song racked up 3.59 million digital sales last year in the United States and Canada, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, putting it ninth in the best-selling list. It was third on Amazon's MP3 song bestseller list for 2012.

Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, graduated from the Berklee College of Music in the United States and made his debut in 2001 with the album "PSY from the Psycho World".

But he ran into trouble with the authorities for "inappropriate" content in the lead song on that album, which was seen as sexually suggestive. He was also charged with possession of marijuana in 2002.
Since then he has released five more albums.

South Korean singer, Psy arrives for the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, June. 9, 2013. Credit: Reuters

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