Lisa Dominates Top 2 Spots on Japan Hot 100 Chart

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LiSA dominates the top two positions on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Oct. 19 to 25, with “Homura” holding at No. 1 and “Gurenge” returning to No. 2.

The anime singer made history last week by simultaneously launching at No. 1 on both the Japan Hot 100 and Hot Albums tallies with “Homura” and her new album Leo-Nine.

“Homura,” the theme of the record-breaking blockbuster anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, led five metrics of the chart’s methodology this week: CD sales, look-ups, downloads, streaming, and video views. It’s also strong in radio airplay (No. 2), Twitter mentions (No. 3) and karaoke (No. 18).

In particular, figures for the track’s streams broke the all-time weekly record at 18,901,974 streams, putting a whopping 8 million difference between the track at No. 2 for the metric, BTS’s “Dynamite” (10,959,949 weekly streams).

Meanwhile, “Gurenge” sold 5,985 CDs this week after steadily selling a few thousand CDs a week for months. The long-running hit released in July 2019 has now reached the grand total of 160,452 copies and counting.

“Gurenge” also snatched the top spot in karaoke away from Eito’s “Kousui,” which had ruled the metric for 14 consecutive weeks, and also performed better than YOASOBI’s “Yoru ni kakeru.” Downloads and streaming for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime theme are also taking off again, boosted by the recent release of the movie, and the Kimetsu craze taking Japan by storm shows no signs of settling down anytime soon.

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.

Check out the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 19 to 25) here.

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