There’s no denying Psy, the brains behind Gangnam Style, is looking pretty darn slick these days.

After all, when your video notches up more than 253million views in two months and takes over dance floors across the world, you can afford to wear what you bloody well like.

So we were rather charmed to stumble upon these pictures of Psy back in 2006.

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Psy storms the stage in 2006 (left)... and looking decidedly more slick this year (right)

No shades or tuxedos here – instead, PSY is rocking a scarlet, sequinned two-piece, complete with "sexy" flower cut-outs.

Performing at the Pentaport Rock Festival in Incheon, South Korea, Psy also sports a powdery "highway-man" mask.

Completing the outfit are a pair of tight wristbands, giving the portly performer a somewhat "sporty" look.

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Cooee!

Psy, who also goes by the name Park Jae-Sang, has become South Korea’s most successful pop export and has already signed a deal with American talent manager Scooter Braun, who manages Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber.

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His ascent has been seemingly unstoppable, as The Korea Herald points out, the video broke the 130-million mark on YouTube in just 58 days.

It adds: "It took more than three months for world star Justin Bieber to break that with his hit-song 'Boyfriend'. It was three years before the music video for Lady Gaga’s 'Poker Face' broke the 130 million mark."


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  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress/comedian Kathy Griffin, rapper Psy and singer Miley Cyrus appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Jae-Sang Park aka PSY arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Journalist and Savannah Guthrie (L) and South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Journalist and Savannah Guthrie (L) and South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: NBC 'Today' show anchor Savannah Guthrie (2nd from L) and South Korean rapper Psy, dance on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) NBC 'Today' show anchor Savannah Guthrie, South Korean rapper Psy, and David Gregory dance on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and recording artist Usher appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and recording artist Usher appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress/comedian Kathy Griffin, rapper Psy and singer Miley Cyrus appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and swimmer Ryan Lochte appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and swimmer Ryan Lochte appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Press Room

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, speaks during a press conference after returning from a US trip, in Seoul on September 25, 2012. The chubby 34-year-old shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. Recent appearances at the MTV awards in Los Angeles and on numerous prime-time US talk shows boosted his profile even higher, pushing 'Gangnam Style' to the top of the US iTunes Chart. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert in Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. The video to 'Gangnam Style', featuring Psy's much-imitated horse-riding dance, went viral after its July release on YouTube, where it has now notched up more than 350 million views. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert in Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. The video to 'Gangnam Style', featuring Psy's much-imitated horse-riding dance, went viral after its July release on YouTube, where it has now notched up more than 350 million views. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Busan International Film Festival - Day 3

    BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Psy performs onstage at a Lotte Entertainment Night during the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Lotte Hotel on October 6, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 304 films from 75 countries and runs from October 4-13. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Busan International Film Festival - Day 3

    BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Psy performs onstage at a Lotte Entertainment Night during the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Lotte Hotel on October 6, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 304 films from 75 countries and runs from October 4-13. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)