This is the real story behind the ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ senpai

6 October 2016 / 7 months 3 weeks ago

Everyone should have heard of the viral video Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen which suddenly took to fame a few weeks ago. And if you haven’t, well let’s just say you’ll never be able to un-hear it.

According to ViralThread, the video has been viewed over 22 million times thus far, and there doesn’t seem to be signs of stopping anytime soon.

The video has got so big that it’s even reached the ears of some of the world’s most famous pop stars. Justin Bieber, who recently tweeted that it was his “favourite video on the internet”.

So who the hell is this guy and why does he love attaching writing implements to pieces of fruit? ViralThread has the answers we are ALL looking for.

Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP for short) was performed by DJ Piko-Taro, a fictional character played by Japanese entertainer Kazuhiko Kosaka. In an attempt to explain how the song came about, Kosaka tweeted out: “When I was making this music with play, I was singing all too soon.”

Piko-Taro was first introduced during one of Kosaka’s live stand-up performances. It was so popular that he decided to develop the character even further and eventually uploaded PPAP to YouTube. The video has proven so successful that Kosaka (AKA Piko-Taro) decided to upload a dance tutorial video for the song.

There you have it. Are you ready to bust some moves??

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