Heard of ASMR? Millions are watching people whisper to a camera

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, videos are seen as a new way for people to relax or lull themselves to sleep. The videos often feature whispering, tapping, popping of bubble wrap, or role playing.
American rapper Cardi B made an ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, video that has since racked up over 8.5 million views.
American rapper Cardi B made an ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, video that has since racked up over 8.5 million views.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

SINGAPORE - In a 13 minute-long video that has racked up more than 8.5 million views on YouTube, American rapper Cardi B whispers gently into two hyper-sensitive microphones, as she looks straight into the camera.

She caresses a furry pillow and taps the base of a wooden children's toy slowly and deliberately, with her long, acrylic nails.

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