Gen Hoshino's 'Family Song' Debuts at No. 1 on Japan Hot 100

Gen Hoshino
Billboard Japan

Gen Hoshino

Gen Hoshino's "Family Song" tops the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart dated Aug. 14-20, selling 193,599 copies in its first week and sweeping up the No. 1 spots for three metrics of the chart's measurement: physical sales, radio airplay and look-ups. The latest single by the singer-songwriter/actor released Aug. 16 is also doing well in other areas, coming in at No. 4 for Twitter mentions and No. 10 for video views.

"Family Song" is the follow-up to "Koi," Hoshino's record-breaking mega-hit from last year that has been charting for 49 consecutive weeks and still going strong at No. 15 on the latest tally. He also has another new song, "Hada," charting at No. 18 this week.

The three tracks are ranking high in downloads as well, with "Family Song" coming in at No. 2, "Hada" at No. 5, and "Koi" at No. 30, indicating that the new songs possess a similar kind of mass appeal as their long-lasting predecessor. Whether or not the new releases become fixtures on the Japan Hot 100 depends on how video views affect downloads from here on out.

Staying at No. 1 for downloads is DAOKO x <a href="/artist/6677778/kenshi-yonezu/chart">Kenshi Yonezu</a>'s "Uchiage Hanabi." The track rises from No. 3 to No. 2 this week on the Japan Hot 100, powered by video views and streaming indexes (No. 1), radio airplay (No. 2) and physical sales (No. 11). The video for the song has racked up 4.8 million views -- 2 million more than Twice's "TT" -- finally putting an end to the multicultural girl group's long reign over the video-viewing metric.

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 August 14 to 20)
1. "Family Song" / Gen Hoshino
2. "Uchiage Hanabi" / Daoko X Kenshi Yonezu
3. "Aa.Yume Mikoshi" / Matsuri Nine.
4. "Nigemizu" / Nogizaka46
5. "Bokutachi Ga Yarimashita" / DISH//
6. "himawari" / Mr.Children
7. "Eiyuu Unmei No Uta" / EGOIST
8. "Shape of You" / Ed Sheeran
10. "TT" / TWICE
11. "10% roll, 10% romance" / UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
12. "Peace Sign" / Kenshi Yonezu
13. "Oasis to Kajuen" / Keisuke Kuwata
14. "Fukyouwaon" / Keyakizaka46
15. "Koi" / Gen Hoshino
16. "Forevermore" / Hikaru Utada
17. "HANABI" / Mr.Children
18. "Hada" / Gen Hoshino
19. "Zutto.Futari De" / Leo Ieiri
20. "Kanashii Ureshii" / Frederic


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