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PSY, the South Korean rapper who found fame this year thanks to “Gangnam Style,” said in an interview that his performance of the song on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve tonight will be the one of the last times he will perform 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,'” he recently told MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it? It's my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”
PSY notes that the song won’t be completely gone from his setlist any time soon, since he has a busy schedule. However, he really wants to prove that he’s not a one-hit wonder.
“The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” he told MTV. “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.”
In 2012, “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video with 1 billion views. It is currently at 1.091 billion.
Ryan Seacrest is hosting tonight’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in New York. Fergie will be hosting the West Coast edition.