It was just last month we reported on who PSY is and why his “Gangnam Style” video had 23 million views on YouTube in a matter of weeks. One viral hit, over 100 million views later and the South Korean singer/rapper has signed with Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records, part of Universal Republic. Braun manages Justin Bieber and also signed Carly Rae Jepsen to his label. PSY uploaded his big announcement on Monday showing both Braun and PSY chatting about making history. “And we’ve come to an agreement to make some history together,” said Braun. “[To] be the first Korean artist to break a big record in the United States.” To celebrate the moment the two cheers with South Korean alcohol soju in hand, to which Braun says tastes like rubbing alcohol. “One of two things are going to happen here. Either we’re going to have a great successful career, or I’m going to throw up and the whole thing’s over.” How’s that for a toast?
PSY’s “Gangnam Style” is an infectious pop tune sung in mostly Korean. His music is not only considered controversial in his native country, but much of it has been banned. America, though, has welcomed him with open arms. This Thursday PSY will make his debut at the MTV Video Music Awards. Looks like PSY is moving on up to the eastside. “To Psy, to Korea, to breaking down barriers, to the future,” Braun toasted. Cheers to breaking down barriers.
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