Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen star Pikotaro calms crying daughter with hit song

Pikotaro played his hit song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen in an attempt to calm his newborn daughter down.
Pikotaro played his hit song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen in an attempt to calm his newborn daughter down.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Japanese comedian Kazuhito Kosaka, singer of hit song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP), has just found himself a new fan of his hit single.

The 44-year-old, better known by his stage name Pikotaro, welcomed his daughter to the world with his wife Hitomi Yasueda on Father's Day (June 17), and wasted no time in introducing her to his chart-topping song.

In a video that he posted on Twitter, the Japanese star is seen sitting next to his newborn daughter, who is wailing in a hospital crib.

In an attempt to calm her down, he plays his viral tune on his phone, and looks amazed as she responds within seconds, calming down and returning to sleep.

As if to celebrate his parenthood victory, Pikotaro proceeds to raise his fist and dance in the background.

The comedian rose to fame globally in August 2016, after his hit song PPAP was first uploaded to video streaming site YouTube. The video has since garnered over 130 million views while a longer version, also uploaded on YouTube, has more than 202 million views.

In November that year, PPAP topped Billboard's Japan Hot 100 chart.

Pikotaro even met United States President Donald Trump, when he visited Japan in November 2017, and performed for him.