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Universal Records: Releases Worldwide viral phenomenon PIKOTARO’s smash PPAP (PEN-PINEAPPLE-APPLE-PEN)!

“PPAP” all started when PIKOTARO posted the song on YouTube by himself. I wrote about it a few weeks ago when it started trending (link here PPAP: The next ‘Gangnam Style?’The word spread from teenage girls and internationally, creating a buzz. TIME, BBC, CNN and other global media in Europe, US, and Asia took notice of the sensation and “PPAP” resulted in being covered by numerous media around the world.

Kinky perm, sunglass and clad in animal print. With the infectious bizarre phrase “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP), PIKOTARO age 53, singer/songwriter from Chiba, Japan releases 4 songs including “PPAP” in 134 countries, only through digital distribution on Oct 7th. PIKOTARO finally made a world debut. These songs can be downloaded thru Spinnr.ph in the Philippines!

More about the artist and PPAP after the jump


“PPAP” is adding its views, day by day. The total number of all view counts of all sites in the world, has already surpassed 200 million. Not only Japanese stars, but international celebrities and people are copying the dance. The number of its related videos are well over 36,000.

PIKOTARO Official Website: avex.jp/pikotaro
PIKOTARO Official YouTube “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0E00Zuayv9Q

“PPAP” is adding its views, day by day. The total number of all view counts of all sites in the world, has already surpassed 200 million. Not only Japanese stars, but international celebrities and people are copying the dance. The number of its related videos are well over 36,000.

Furthermore, Justin Bieber who boasts 88 million followers on Twitter, tweeted it was his “favorite video” and lead to the viral explosion. Also in Japan, it is also being covered by countless media and has become a social phenomenon. Meanwhile, PIKOTARO himself tweeted “Master Justin Bieber…?!” and now his profile writes “My life saver is Justin Bieber.”

PIKOTARO Official Website: avex.jp/pikotaro
PIKOTARO Official YouTube “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 0E00Zuayv9Q

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