Pikotaro, the Japanese comedian who birthed the viral song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP), is now a new dad and he’s a learning a thing or two about how to stop a baby from crying.
The 44-year-old artist, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka but is sometimes known by his stage name Daimaou Kosaka, just welcomed his daughter with 30-year-old swimsuit model Hitomi Yasueda on Father’s Day, June 17.
Japan is pulling all the stops to give United States President Donald Trump a memorable time by having the outlandish Pikotaro entertain him during his upcoming trip to the country. Trump will be visiting Japan from November 5 to 7 on the first leg of his all-important 12-day trip to Asia, where he is set to discuss a number of pressing issues with leaders in the region.
According to The Washington Post, Pikotaro, known for his extremely popular song, “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (PPAP)”, will be attending the dinner party to be hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the American leader on Monday.
When Piko Taro hit YouTube by storm thanks to his famous “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” dance video, Justin Bieber became one of his biggest fans.
Justin Bieber and PPAP’s Piko Taro recently teamed up to endorse of Japanese telecommunications and internet company Softbank. Although the pairing could possibly be the weirdest “bromance” to kick off this 2017, it might actually work.
“I have a choco!” and “I have a butter!” goes the latest PPAP parody to hit the internet. The popularity of Piko Taro and his “PPAP song” has now reached the world of Sesame Street, with no less than Cookie Monster and Elmo of Sesame Street Japan doing their own version of the viral ditty.
With over 87 million views on YouTube, PPAP has indeed become a global phenomenon, turning Kosaka Daimaou into a certified internet star. His first breakout hit earned him a Guinness World Record for having the shortest song to ever appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, or the PPAP song by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka aka Pikotaro has spawned a massive number of parodies on YouTube when it went viral two months ago. While some are entertaining, a great majority can be described as a general waste of bandwidth.
Japanese band White Jam, however, did something entirely different by releasing a Christmas version of the PPAP song with a romantic twist.
Piko Taro has more than just a pen and apple now. After his catchy ditty “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” became a record-breaking, internet phenomenon, Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou has now set his sights on releasing a full album under his comic, flamboyant persona. The album, entitled PPAP, will include the original PPAP song and its extended, 2-minute version, containing 20 songs in total.
The song list features some previously released tracks and newly composed ones. According to RocketNews24, some of the confirmed ones are the following:
The catchy 45-second viral hit PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) has now made it to the Guinness World Record as the shortest song to ever appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Japanese singer/comedian DJ Daimaou Kosaka, who penned the infectious song under his comic persona “Piko-Taro”, debuted this month at No. 77 on the Hot 100. The artists, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kosaka, is also the first Japanese artist to be listed on the Billboard since 1990, according to Billboard.