South Korean pop singer Psy, who has become a phenomenon with his song “Gangnam Style,” will come to Istanbul this week.
Psy will arrive in Turkey on Thursday February 20th. On the 21st to the 22nd, he will be participating in Istanbul’s festival ‘Istanbul Blue Night‘ and also will be appearing on Turkish television.
He will be hosted by TV producer Acun Ilıcalı and take part as a jury member on the program “Yetenek Sizsiniz,” the Turkish version of “America’s Got Talent.” Psy will also perform on February 22nd at Tepebaşı Istanbul Blue Night.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was extremely popular in Turkey according to the end of last year’s statistics on YouTube. The country ranked fourth in terms of where the MV was most popular after the United States, Thailand, and South Korea.
The singer announced his trip to Turkey on his Twitter account, writing, “Excited to see my fans in Turkey for Istanbul Blue Night and Yeteneksizsiniz Turkiye next week!”
Excited to see my fans in Turkey for Istanbul Blue Night and Yeteneksizsiniz Turkiye next week!
— PSY (@psy_oppa) February 15, 2013
According to daily Hürriyet, Psy has some demands for his hotel room in Istanbul. Among these demands are Fiji brand bottled water, Shin Cup Ramen brand spicy Korean noodles, a hot ceramic teapot, a room humidifier, a wardrobe, fresh fruit in plastic packages, a microwave oven and menus from restaurants around the hotel. He also asked for all the lights to be on in his suite.
In December last year, “Gangnam Style” became the first video to break 1 billion views on YouTube, marking a historic milestone on the Internet.