Kanjani 8 Tops Japan Hot 100, Daoko X Kenshi Yonezu Holds Strong At No. 2

Courtesy of Billboard Japan


<a href="/artist/5878937/kanjani-eight/chart">Kanjani 8</a>'s "Kiseki no Hito" debuts at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 4 to 10) after selling 264,063 physical copies in its first week, coming in at No. 1 for physical sales and look-ups.

Combined with points gained from Twitter mentions (No. 6), the eight-member Johnny's boy band takes the top spot over "Uchiage Hanabi" by DAOKO x <a href="/artist/6677778/kenshi-yonezu/chart">Kenshi Yonezu</a>, which maintains its No. 2 position again this week. The long-lasting hit still leads in downloads, streaming, and video views for the fourth week in a row and comes in at No. 3 for look-ups, No. 11 for Twitter, and No. 18 for radio airplay.

Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" has become one of this year's biggest non-domestic songs to stick around on the Japan Hot 100, rising again to No. 5 from No. 10 this week. It's still going strong after charting for 35 weeks, coming in at No. 5 for downloads, No. 2 for streaming, and No. 3 for video views. Since it's rare for these three metrics to falter once they take off, the song is expected to maintain its total of around 4,000 points for a while, meaning that it could still stay in the top 10 depending on how other songs fare.

Gen Hoshino's "Family Song" does well in downloads (No. 2) this week and rises to No. 3 from No. 5 on the Japan Hot 100. Kenji Ozawa and End of the World's (aka <a href="/artist/5878940/sekai-no-owari/chart">Sekai no Owari</a>) <a href="/articles/news/international/7957167/end-of-the-world-short-film-kenji-ozawa-i-hear-an-owl-watch">"I Hear an Owl"</a> debuts at No. 8, following a talked-about live performance on the long-running TV music program Music Station. It comes in at No. 6 for physical sales, No. 7 for radio airplay, No. 8 for look-ups, and No. 15 for Twitter, accumulating points in a balanced way.

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 September 4 to 10)
1. "Kiseki No Hito" / Kanjani 8
2. "Uchiage Hanabi" / Daoko X Kenshi Yonezu
3. "Family Song" / Gen Hoshino 
4. "Nigemizu" / Nogizaka46
5. "Shape of You" / Ed Sheeran
6. "King & Queen" / Porno Graffitti
7. "Sora Ni Utaeba" / amazarashi
8. "I Hear An Owl" / Kenji Ozawa & End of the World
9. "WanteD! WanteD!" / Mrs.GREEN APPLE
11. "Look What You Made Me Do" / Taylor Swift
12. "This Summer Girl Is An Innocent Mistress/Jump!/Nat" / Niji No Conquistador
13. "Sukinanda" / AKB48
14. "=LOVE" / =LOVE
15. "If You Wanna" / Perfume
16. "Unmei" / My Hair Is Bad
17. "Otoko No Zesshou" / Kiyoshi Hikawa
18. "HANABI" / Mr.Children
19. "TT" / TWICE
20. "Peace Sign" / Kenshi Yonezu


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