Korean singer Psy announced that he is returning to the music scene by the end of April.
On his Instagram page, the singer shared that he will be releasing his next album PSY 9th on April 29.
Upon the announcement of his return to the music scene, Psy shared a clip from his 2013 concert wherein he talked about when thinks he is going to make a follow-up to his 2012 hit single "Gangnam Style."
"I know a lot of you have high expectations for my next hit song. To be honest, I produced ‘Champion’ in 2002 and it took me exactly 10 years to produce a song that is more sensational than ‘Champion’ with the release of ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012. I guess what I’m trying to say is, perhaps the next time you meet a song like ‘Gangnam Style’ will be in 2022," he said in the video.
Fans were quick to express their excitement about Psy's return to music.
"I've been waiting for this!!" one fan said.
"Boss welcome back! We need physical album," another fan commented.
Psy's single "Gangnam Style" was released in July 2012 and was the lead single of his sixth album studio Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. The song became a viral hit all over the world.
The song reached the number 2 spot on Billboard Hot 100. It was also recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video at that time on YouTube back in September 2012. Psy also received the Best Video award at the MTV Europe Music Awards for "Gangnam Style" in 2012.
The music video for "Gangnam Style" has more than 4 billion views on YouTube as of this writing.
The singer released his last album called PSY 8th 4X2 = 8 in May 2017.
In January 2019, Psy announced that he founded his own record label and entertainment agency called P Nation.
Among the artists he signed to his agency are Jessi, HyunA and Dawn, among others.