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Sexy Zone Debuts at No. 1, Yoasobi Rises to No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

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Sexy Zone

J-pop boy band Sexy Zone’s “Let’s Music” blasts in at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated March 22 to 28.

The theme of an ongoing TV series (starring Sexy Zone member Shori Sato and Hiromitsu Kitayama of Kis-My-Ft2) sold 176,844 copies in its first week and led physical sales, look-ups, and Twitter mentions to take the top spot.

“Let’s Music” is the group’s 20th single and while it performed well, sales declined by about 75,000 copies compared to its previous single called “Not Found,” which sold 251,468 copies in its first week.

Meanwhile, Yoasobi released the “Kaibutsu” CD this week, which sold 27,275 copies to lift the track from No. 7 to No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100.

The song came in at No. 2 for sales and look-ups, adding points from these physical metrics to the already-steady digital ones: downloads (No. 3, from 7,969 to 12,354 units), streaming (No. 5, from 8,073,014 to 8,356,769 streams), and video views (No. 3, from 2,330,981 to 2,525,688 views), which have all increased this week.

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 March 22 to 28, here.