Psy Says “Gangnam Style” Will Be Retiring on New Year’s Eve

Psy has had an incredible year in 2012. From being relatively unknown in America to growing into a global superstar, the Korean rapper’s smash hit “Gangnam Style” helped propel his career. But he recently told MTV that the signature song will be “ending” tonight during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

“Gangnam Style” made history when it became the most watched YouTube video on the Internet, surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” with more than 1 billion views. Although Psy won’t be phasing out the song entirely, he’s excited to follow up with another hit for Americans. Here’s what he had to say about it:

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. I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”

“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.”

You can catch Psy on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve that will air tonight on ABC.

Props Rolling Stone

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