Psy wows Japanese music fans
Jan 10, 2012
Psy finished his Japanese debut performance on a high note at the YG Family Concert, which was held on January 7-8 in Osaka.
By showcasing his unique performance, distinguished from other K-pop stars, Psy has been brought into spotlight by Japanese media outlets.
A Japanese news magazine show, Mezamashi TV, on Fuji TV, covered performances by Big Bang, 2NE1, and Psy under the headline of ‘News on K-Pop Stars Exclusively Available on Mezamashi TV.’
At the concert, ahead of climbing on stage, Psy introduced himself to 80,000 audience members using a witty sign, which read, “I’m a famous singer well-known for driving the audience wild in Korea, but here, today, I’m just a little chubby newcomer.”
Afterwards, Psy put on eye-catching performances while singing six hit songs including Entertainers Shake It, and Paradise. His unique parody performances mimicking female pop stars including Lady Gaga and Beyonce drew the most attention.
While the concert scenes were covered, the panel members on Mezamashi TV couldn’t hide their astonishment. The host of the show introduced him as a‘Top singer who′s entering his 11th year of his career and ranks no.1 in ticket sales and number of audience members.’
Earlier, Psy made an appearance on the KBS Internet Talk Show, Seo Kyoung Duk′s National Player and revealed his determination on his Japanese debut, “I’ll show the image of a ′strong dude′ to the Japanese, who like things extreme.”
Meanwhile, YG Entertainment will be carrying on the enthusiasm of Osaka to Saitama from January 21-22, with the second installment of YG Family Concert in Japan.
Photo credit: YG Entertainment
* Article from CJ E&M enewsWorld (http://www.enewsworld.com/)
Department Global Communication and Contents Division