Global pop sensation Psy greeted by fans at Sydney airport

THOUGH he is loved more for his unique dancing style than as a sex symbol, K-pop star Psy arrived in Sydney to Korean flags, welcome signs and an "I Love You" balloon.

Wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt as he greeted fans at Sydney Airport, he told media he was excited to be in Australia and was working on releasing a new single in November.

The South Korean, whose real name is Jae-Sang Park, has become a phenomenon across the Western world for his horse-racing dance number Gangnam Style.

He is currently topping iTunes charts in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Gangnam Style is second on the Unites States iTunes chart and third in the United Kingdom.

The song has had more than 473 million YouTube hits and has been parodied around the world.

The K-pop sensation will perform the song live at specially-designed amphitheatre in Martin Place in Sydney on Wednesday morning as part of Channel Seven's Sunrise show.

He will also appear on X-Factor during his quick promotional trip.

"Psy will perform Gangnam Style in what is destined to go down in Sunrise history," Channel Seven boasts on its website.

"Have you learned the dance yet? You'd better brush up - we want you all to join in!"

Topics:  australia gangnam style music psy south korea

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