Kenshi Yonezu Holds No. 1 as Sakanaction Returns to Top 10 on Japan Hot 100

Kenshi Yonezu
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Kenshi Yonezu 

<a href="/music/Kenshi-Yonezu">Kenshi Yonezu</a>'s "Lemon" holds onto the No. 1 spot for the second week on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart dated March 26 to April 1, logging its seventh week as the most-downloaded song and the fifth as the most-viewed video.

The poignant theme song written for a recent hit TV series was downloaded about 60,000 times, and the music video was viewed about 8 million times during the chart week, both of which are over three times more than the runner-up song.

"Lemon" continues to excel in other metrics as well this week: No. 1 for look-ups, No. 3 for radio airplay, No. 5 for Twitter mentions, No. 6 for physical sales and No. 26 for streaming. While the song has dominated downloads, video views and look-ups for weeks, it's also worth noting that "Lemon" is also performing well in the radio metric, rising from No. 8, where it debuted, and coasting along 5-3-5-2-4 to No. 3, where it stands this week.

<a href="/music/Sakanaction">Sakanaction</a>'s first greatest-hits album, Sakana Zukan, has sold over 70,000 copies and sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums Chart this week. As a result, two of the electro-pop band's songs, "Shin Takarajima" and "Kagero," have charted this week, reflecting the impact of the popular group's highly anticipated collection. "Kagero" bows at No. 27 after coming in at No. 9 for downloads, while the former No. 1 hit from 2015 "Shin Takarajima" leaps back into the top 10 after coming in at No. 10 for downloads and streaming, No. 12 for radio, and No. 21 for video views.

BiSH debuts at No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100 with "PAiNT it BLACK." The six-member "punk band with no instruments" came in at No. 1 for physical sales this week with 47,069 copies sold, but lacked strength in other metrics and couldn't overtake "Lemon" and <a href="/music/Gen-Hoshino">Gen Hoshino</a>'s "Doraemon." But "PAiNT it BLACK" has become the group's highest-ranking song, as the girls' former peak was No. 9, marked by their previous single, "Promise the Star."

As predicted last week, <a href="/music/Keyakizaka46">Keyakizaka46</a>'s "Glass Wo Ware!" has now sold over a million CDs and stays at No. 4 on the Japan Hot 100. It continues to perform well overall, coming in at No. 3 for look-ups, No. 5 for streaming, No. 10 for physical sales, and No. 16 for downloads.

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, Rakuten Music, Recochoku provided by Gfk Japan, as well as streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics.

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated March 26 to April 1)
1. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu 
2. Doraemon / Gen Hoshino
3. PAiNT it BLACK / BiSH
4. Glass Wo Ware! / Keyakizaka46
5. Sayonara Elegy / Masaki Suda
6. Korekarada! / Kobushi Factory
7. Nijiiro Letters / Cleasky
8. Change / ONE OK ROCK
9. Candy Pop / TWICE
10. Shin Takarajima / Sakanaction
11. Mugen Mirai / PerfumeRain / Mezzo
12. Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru / Nogizaka 46
13. Uchiage Hanabi / DAOKO X Kenshi Yonezu
14. From Now On / SHINee
15. Four Leaf Ring / Tamaki Yotsuba (CV: KENN)
16. Muishiki No Iro / SKE48
17. Ame Agari No Step / Atarashii Chizu
18. You Go Lady /  Toshinobu Kubota
19. Sarase Fuyu No Arashi / Keisuke Yamauchi
20. Sakura / Ketsumeishi


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