Meanwhile, BTS’s “Dynamite” rules streaming and video, while coming in at No. 4 for downloads, No. 16 for radio, No. 25 for karaoke, and No. 45 for Twitter. The point total for the K-pop superstars’ all-English track has also dropped, but the points for streaming and karaoke have increased, bringing the total difference between “Homura” down to 1,305 points. There’s a chance “Dynamite” could overtake “Homura” to lead the tally next week.
After performing live on TV for the first time on the prestigious live music program Kohaku Uta Gassen on New Year’s Eve, Yoasobi kicked off 2021 with its first EP called The Book on Jan. 6. The male-female duo also recently dropped “Kaibutsu,” the opener of season 2 of the anime series Beastars, and has received extensive media exposure in the past few weeks.
Seven tracks from The Book -- excluding the “Prologue” and “Epilogue” -- plus “Kaibutsu” have entered the Japan Hot 100 this week, demonstrating the appeal of the breakout pair. Their No. 1 hit “Yoru ni kakeru” holds at No. 3, while “Gunjo” returns to the top 10, both regaining momentum in the streaming and video metrics.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and karaoke data. The full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, dated Jan. 4 to 10, is available here.