YOASOBI’s ‘Idol’ Breaks All-Time Record for Most Consecutive Weeks at No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100

YOASOBI’s “Idol” sets a new record this week on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, recording its 14th consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart announced on July 19.

The Oshi no Ko The opener debuted atop the chart released on April 19 and has remained there ever since, now breaking Billboard JapanThe all-time record for consecutive weeks at No. 1. While the overall points for the track are down slightly, the points for downloads are up slightly (No. 2). It continues to dominate streaming and karaoke for the 8th week in a row and also enters at No. 2 for video views and No. 10 for radio airplay, still peaking at No. 2 songs about 1.8 times the total score. In addition, the song reached 300 million total streams this week, which also broke Billboard Japanrecord’s for the fastest to mark the milestone.

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Notably, YOASOBI’s Ayase’s collaborative project with Creepy Nuts rapper R-Shitei (R-rated) called “Hiten” debuts on the Japan Hot 100 at No. 73. The opening for a new TV anime series Rurouni Kenshin was digitally released on July 6 and hit Japan’s song chart this week after reaching No. 14 for downloads and jumped 55-24 for radio.

In No. 2 this week is BTS member Jung Kook’s solo single “Seven (feat. Latto),” released on July 14. Streaming platform campaigns played a part in the track reaching 4,608,696 streams entering at No. 14 for scale. The song also ruled downloads with 39,170 units, while the music video released on July 15 reached 74.88 million views on YouTube alone (as of July 19) in just four days since its release (No. 1 for video).

Kitani Tatsuya’s “Where Our Blue Is” rises 8-3 after debuting on the Japan Hot 100 last week. Streaming for Jujutsu Kaisen The season 2 opener was up 2.3 times from last week to 8,907,498 streams, which took the song to No. 2 behind “Idol” for scale. It also entered No. 3 for downloads (14,362 units), No. 15 for radio, and No. 28 for video. With the CD version out today (July 19), its chart performance next week will be something to watch out for.

NewJeans’ new song “Super Shy,” released digitally on July 7, enters the top 10 this week from No. 60. This is the lead track on the breakout K-pop girl group’s second EP We, due July 21 in Japan. The group’s first new release “Ditto” in about six months got off to a good start, reaching No. 7 for streaming (6,167,279 streams), No. 7 for radio, No. 8 for video and No. 39 for downloads (1,641 units).

Mrs. GREEN APPLE, currently on their domestic arena tour, charted four songs in the top 20 this week. While “Magic” from the pop-rock band’s latest album, ANTENNA, slipped 5-6 on the Japan Hot 100, it rose to No. 6 for downloads and videos. “Que Sera, Sera” rises 11-8 boosted by a significant increase in downloads. “Dancehall” holds the No. 16 and “Ao to Natsu” moves 14-11, with karaoke scores showing a gradual increase overall.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, video views and karaoke data.

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, covering the week from July 10 to 16, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard JapanIt’s English Twitter account.


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