HKT48 Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 With 284,698 Copies Sold



Hakata-based girl group HKT48's "Kiss Ha Matsu Shika Nainodeshouka?" blasts in at No. 1 on the latest <a href="charts/japan-hot-100">Billboard Japan Hot 100</a> chart dated July 31 to Aug. 6, after selling 284,698 copies in its first week and coming in at No. 1 for physical sales, No. 7 for look-ups, No. 10 for Twitter mentions, and No. 70 for downloads.

Following at No. 2 this week is BOYS AND MEN, another regional group based in the Tokai region of Japan. Their loyal fans bought 139,105 copies of their single "Ho Wo Agero!" upon its release Aug. 2, boosting the song to No. 2 in physical sales. The song also came in at No. 3 for Twitter and No. 33 for radio airplay, landing the 10-member boy band in the No. 2 spot on the Japan Hot 100.

Looking at downloads for this week, Hikaru Utada's "Forevermore" moves up a notch to the No. 1 spot. The song is also rising considerably in terms of video views and currently sits at No. 6 on the Japan Hot 100.

Mr. Children's <a href="articles/news/international/7883125/mr-children-himawari-japan-hot-100-chart">"himawari" and "Hanabi"</a> come in respectively at No. 2 and No. 3 in downloads. "Hanabi" is a song from 2008 and was boosted by the hit of the band's latest single, but is currently ranking higher than the new song in the video viewing metric, which is a rare chart phenomenon.

Twice's "TT" holds on to the No. 1 spot for video views this week with approximately 3.5 million views. Although they dominated the top four positions in this metric last week, Gen Hoshino's "Family Song" blasts in at No. 2 with 2.9 million views in the latest chart. Twice's "Signal" hangs on at No. 3 with 2.5 million views, but coming in No. 4 is Hachi (aka <a href="articles/news/international/7890238/kenshi-yonezu-profile-popularity-japan">Kenshi Yonezu</a>)'s "Suna No Wakusei feat. Miku Hatsune" with 2.16 million views.

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.

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated July 31 to August 6)
1. "Kiss Ha Matsu Shika Nainodeshouka?" / HKT48
2. "Ho Wo Agero!" / BOYS AND MEN
3. "himawari" / Mr.Children
4. "BLAST!" / Momoiro Clover Z
5. "TT" / TWICE
6. "Forevermore" / Hikaru Utada
7. "Datte Atashi No Hero." / Lisa
8. "U" / Daichi Miura
10. "Nigemizu" / Nogizaka46
11. "Natsu He No Tobira Never end ver." / Aqours
12. "Easy Love" / Sf9
13. "Shape Of You" / Ed Sheeran
14. "Family Song" / Gen Hoshino
15. "HANABI" / Mr.Children
16. "Zutto.Futari De" / Leo Ieiri
17. "Wakai Hiroba" / Keisuke Kuwata
18. "Peace Sign" / Kenshi Yonezu
19. "Kirakira feat. Kanna" / AI
20. "Natsuiro" / Yuzu



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