Back in August 2016, Japanese comedian and television personality Kazuhito Kosaka released his hit song PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) his stage name Pikotaro which took the world by storm, earning headlines in international news media like CNN and BBC and receiving mentions by celebrities around the world including Justin Bieber.
To date, the PPAP music video has over 327 million views on YouTube (as of May 11, 2020). It was the number one most viewed video in the world on YouTube for three consecutive weeks. Pikotaro hailed as the first person in Japan to earn such a feat. The viral track also made Pikotaro the first Japanese artist to clock in the Billboard US’s Hot 100 at No. 77 as well the shortest song to feature on the chart for which he receives a Guinness World Record.
Last month, Pikotaro released a 2020 version of PPAP, and has now dropped a brand new song entitled Hoppin’ Flappin’.
On his YouTube channel, Pikotaro commented: “The #stayhome situation is ongoing so I made another new track!! Hop like a rabbit! Fly like a bird! Get your lazy body movin’ with these jumps!
Have fun with Hoppin’ Flappin’! Can you complete the Hop and Flap? PIKOTARO was too old to do it! Let’s Hoppin’ Flappin’ with the new “PPAP”!!”
“Hoppin’ Flappin'” / PIKOTARO
Pikotaro Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKpIOnsk-gcwHXIzuk24ExA
Pikotaro Official Website: https://avex.jp/pikotaro/