Meet Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer Piko-Taro at the Anime Festival Asia on Nov 27

Japanese singer and song writer Pikotaro performs before media at a news conference in Tokyo on Oct 28, 2016.
Japanese singer and song writer Pikotaro performs before media at a news conference in Tokyo on Oct 28, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - It's a pen, it's an apple, no it's Japanese singer Piko-Taro.

The singer, the alter ego of comedian and DJ Daimaou Kosaka, is appearing at the Anime Festival Asia held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on Nov 27. He set a Guiness World Record for his viral song, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP).

Piko-Taro will be at Wakuwaku Japan's booth at the festival, the TV channel's Facebook announced in a post on Tuesday (Nov 15).

The 53-year-old received a Guinness World Record in October for PPAP, as it was the shortest song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

 

The 45-second song debuted at No. 77 on the chart dated Oct 29.

Piko-Taro is the first Japanese artist to chart on Billboard since 1990.

A video of him performing the song was first uploaded in August, and has since chalked up more than 84 million views.