Japanese artist Piko-Taro’s 45-second YouTube sensation has become the shortest song ever to make it into Billboard Hot 100.
The song lasts just 45 seconds and contains about half a dozen words, but the infuriatingly catchy Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP) has propelled the Japanese artist Piko-Taro into the Guinness World Records after his song became a viral hit.
Piko-Taro is the alter ego of the comedian and DJ Daimaou Kosaka.
The song made it to the top 100 with the help of Justin Bieber, who endorsed the new tune.
Dressed in his trademark animal-print shirt and trousers, the unlikely pop star said he had been stunned by the reaction to his song, which he put together in a few hours and cost only $1500 to make.