KinKi Kids' 'Red Light' and UVERworld's 'Decided' Top Billboard Japan Hot 100

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KinKi Kids' 38th single, "The Red Light," shoots to No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated July 10 to 16. "The Red Light," written by J-Pop virtuoso Toshinobu Kubota, is the third single release from the duo's 20th anniversary year.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and audio streams from Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOK, LINE MUSIC provided by Gfk Japan, as well as streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics.

"The Red Light" sold over 194,753 copies in its first week, coming in at No. 1 in look-ups and Twitter as well as physical sales by a wide margin.

At No. 2 is UVERworld's "Decided," theme song to the live-action adaptation of the popular anime series Gintama, which hit No. 2 in physical and digital sales, No. 3 in look-ups, No. 11 in streaming, No. 21 in radio airplay, No. 46 in video views and No. 95 in Twitter. Despite doing well in a majority of the indexes, the song was unable to rule over "The Red Light," which dominated in three indexes.

As for downloads, Hikaru Utada's digital single "Oozora De Dakishimete" reigns at No. 1 with UVERworld's "Decided" coming in at No. 2, Sekai no Owari's (known as End of the World in the U.S.) "Rain" at No. 3, Egoist's "Eiyuu Unmei No Uta" at No. 4 and Bump of Chicken's "Kinen Satsuei" at No. 5. Utada continues to generate buzz with her new single, boosting digital sales and coming atop at a substantial margin and debuting at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100.

Sekai no Owari's "Rain" is steady at No. 1 in streaming this week as "Sora" by Generations from Exile Tribe hits No. 2. Boosted by streaming, downloads (No. 6) and video views (No. 11), "Sora" keeps at No. 8 on the Japan Hot 100.

Gen Hoshino's "Koi," released last October, has become a long-lasting hit, sitting comfortably in the Top 20 at No. 18 this week. With downloads still at a high (No. 20), "Koi" ranks at No. 8 in video views and No. 72 in physical sales. His new single, "Family Song," which has just hit airwaves, rocketed to No. 11 in radio airplay and No.4 in Twitter, making its debut at No. 36 on the Japan Hot 100.

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated July 10 to 16, 2017)
1. "The Red Light" / KinKi Kids
2. "Decided" / UVERworld
3. "Oozora De Dakishimete" / Hikaru Utada
4. "Rain" / Sekai no Owari
5. "TT" / Twice
6. "Peace Sign" / Kenshi Yonezu
7. "Kinen Satsuei" / Bump of Chicken
8. "Sora" / Generations from Exile Tribe
9. "Aoi Namida" / Kaho Mizutani
10. "Precious Girl" / Hey! Say! JUMP
11. "Signal" / Twice
12. "Eiyuu Unmei No Uta" / Egoist
13. "Tsunagu" / Arashi
14. "Non Fiction" / Ken Hirai
15. "Kimi No Tonari" / Dream Ami
16. "Wiper" / Suchmos
17. "Shuwarin Dreaming" / Pastel Palettes
18. "Koi" / Gen Hoshino
19. "Shape of You" / Ed Sheeran
20. "No Way Back" / AAA