Source: @UNIVERSAL_INTER Pikotaro Steals The Show Backstage Before Sting’s Live Performance In Japan 2016-12-02 Fri 2016-12-02 Fri Ever since our musically deprived ears were graced with Pikotaro’s “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen,” the animal print-clad musical persona of comedian Kosaka Daimaou has been busy making numerous appearances on live music shows in Japan. Though the internet hype of PPAP may slowly be dying down, Pikotaro’s popularity is still running strong in his home country, and he has even been performing with some of the greatest names in the music industry. Just recently on November 29th, Pikotaro celebrated a huge milestone for his musical career on a Japanese television program titled "Best Artist 2016." Broadcasting hours of live music to fans everywhere, the show featured performances by popular Japanese artists like AKB48 and Perfume, and even an extra special performance by Sting. ＼スティング来日中🇯🇵／皆様、「ベストアーティスト」如何でしたか❓続きまして‼️NHK BSプレミアムで「スティング・伝説のライブin LA ～40 th バースデー・セレブレイション～」只今絶賛オンエア中‼️#スティング来日中 https://t.co/W8t77E37b4 pic.twitter.com/3ePjqmSg1f— ユニバーサルインターナショナル (@UNIVERSAL_INTER) 2016年11月29日 In fact, it was Sting's first performance in Japan in six years, and audiences were glued to their screens as they watched the music legend sing his new song "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" on live Japanese TV. But even in the presence of an epic musician like Sting, Pikotaro has an uncanny ability to steal the show. Shortly after Universal International tweeted a picture of Sting waiting backstage, fans noticed a suspicious man in gold clothes glowing in the background: ＼スティング来日中🇯🇵／日本テレビ『ベストアーティスト2016』生出演いかがでしたか？！ピコ太郎さんと @pikotaro_ppap 🐯‼️#ベストアーティスト @musicday_ntv #スティング来日中https://t.co/W8t77E37b4 pic.twitter.com/lKPNziinh9— ユニバーサルインターナショナル (@UNIVERSAL_INTER) 2016年11月29日 It's unclear whether Sting was aware of Pikotaro lurking behind him, but it was all Twitter users could comment on about the picture, many tweeting that he looks like a golden Buddha statue. But at the end of the day, both artists wowed their fans with their memorable performances (though perhaps in different ways), and entertained us with more than just their voices. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:@UNIVERSAL_INTER Tags: Japan / Live / Music / Performance / Pikotaro / PPAP / Sting / TV grape Japan Entertainment Pikotaro Steals The Show Backstage Before Sting’s Live Performance In Japan Related Article Disney Theme Park Designer’s Imagined Totoro Ride Is A Total Delight Japanese Papercraft Artist Expertly Turns Empty Pringles Cans Into Dashing Potato Chip Boyband Japanese Yosakoi Group Wows with Amazing Traditional Dance and Garments Naked Run: Japanese Fan Game Lets You Expose Yourself To Girls, Get Balls Kicked As Penalty Adorably Soothing Cups Modeled After Capybara, Monkeys, And Bears Relaxing In Japanese Hot Springs A glitch in the 100,000 yen payout scheme; what about the homeless?