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AKB48's 'Jabaja' Tops Japan Hot 100 With 1.2 Million Copies Sold in First Week

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<a href="/music/AKB48">AKB48</a>'s "Jabaja" tops the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart dated March 12 to 18, selling 1 million copies on its first day and finishing its first week with a total of 1,202,909 copies sold, reigning the physical-sales metric. The song came in at No. 4 for look-ups, No. 5 for Twitter mentions, No. 30 for radio airplay, No. 42 for downloads and No. 90 for video views.

Closing in 2,000 points behind and rising 3-2 this week is <a href="/music/Kenshi-Yonezu">Kenshi Yonezu</a>'s "Lemon," which ruled the downloads metric once again, faring well on other metrics as well. The song tops look-ups, video views and marks No. 2 for airplay, Twitter mentions and physical sales, selling 205,381 copies this week. This is the fourth week "Lemon" has hit No. 2, and the singer-songwriter currently has eight tracks -- including his hit collaboration with <a href="/music/DAOKO">DAOKO</a>, "Uchiage Hanabi" -- charting on the Japan Hot 100.

<a href="/music/Keyakizaka46">Keyakizaka46</a>'s "Garasu Wo Ware!," which held the No.1 spot last week, falls to No. 3 but shows strong performance in most metrics. The song sold 60,334 copies this week, coming in at No. 3 for physical sales, No. 2 for look-ups, No. 5 for downloads and video views, and No. 7 for Twitter mentions. The song went on to top the streaming metric this week, reflecting the group's growing popularity outside of its fanbase. 

Watch AKB48's "Jabaja" music video here:
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Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated March 12 to 18)
1. Jabaja / AKB48
2. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu 
3. Glass Wo Ware! / Keyakizaka46
4. Mugen Mirai / Perfume
5. Doraemon / Gen Hoshino
6. Bokura Nari Revolution / M!Lk
7. Sayonara Elegy / Masaki Suda 
8. Gyutto / Little Glee Monster
9. Haru Ga Kite Bokura / UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
10. FLOWER ROAD / BIGBANG
11. Change / ONE OK ROCK
12. My Hero / 04 Limited Sazabys
13. Sazanka / SEKAI NO OWARI
14. Uchiage Hanabi / DAOKO X Kenshi Yonezu
15. Hoshigari Girl / Sakura Cinderella
16. Dirty Talk / w-inds.
17. Candy Pop / TWICE
18. Thank you / RYUJI IMAICHI
19. Sakura No Koro / (Game Music)
20. Pain, pain / E-girls