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Courage re-records Ariana Grande music video “Boyfriend” with hilarious results, Grande responds

Published: 7/Aug/2019 20:23 Updated: 7/Aug/2019 21:10

by Alan Bernal


Twitch streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop took his biggest shot toward famous pop singer Ariana Grande in a new mashup video featuring himself and actor Jordan Fisher.

The energetic personality has been on a tear since signing under Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s gaming lifestyle org 100 Thieves.  His endeavors even included working the desk at the $30 million Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York.

While doing so, he’s never taken his eyes off of his true prize: his long-professed love for Ariana Grande from afar. CouRage has long made his affection for the megastar known with many a quip and skits about his adoration for the songstress on Twitter. 

CouRage YouTubeIt looks like Ariana’s Boyfriend video had one courageous thing missing.

Now he’s making his impromptu musical debut with a super high-quality music video in honor of Ariana Grande and the Social House’s ‘Boyfriend.’

This time it looks like he got coached by Fisher to dress up, boogie down and sing his affections for Ariana out loud. The production even got 100 Thieves’ CEO Nadeshot in on the mix as CouRage put his adoration into song form. 

The video ends with a coy proposition to ask the singer out to dinner, while transitioning to a behind-the-scenes where CouRage actually met the singer and her real-life boyfriend.

While romance probably isn’t in the cards between CouRage and Grande, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be too hurt by it. After all, it’s not often that you get to meet your celebrity crush, even for Call of Duty superstars like CouRage. 

CouRage YouTubeGood think CouRage had tons of coach before asking Ariana to a date.

CouRage’s friends are hyped for the music video

Prior to the reveal a ton of figures from Twitch fame have been building the anticipation for his music video, with Gen.G streamer ‘Ava’ saying that the internet “ain’t ready” for CouRage’s next level attempt to ask out Grande.

Fortnite death run mastermind FaZe Jack ‘Cizzorz’ was grinning ear-to-ear as he was looking forward to the grand reveal: “CouRageJD’s video will make your day, just watch for it.”

Even the pop star herself responded to CouRage’s incredible music video, calling the streamer “perfect” for the track.

It seems like all the hype for CouRage’s reveal was well worth it, as nearly every influencer on FaZe has already sung their praises for the video, alongside a great many in the esports community. 


Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.