J-Pop Boy Band Sexy Zone at No. 1, DA PUMP Viral Single at No. 3 on Japan Hot 100

 Courtesy of Billboard Japan


J-pop boy band <a href="/music/Sexy-Zone">Sexy Zone</a>'s "Innocent Days" bows at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated June 4 to 11 with 147,807 CDs sold, coming in at No. 1 for physical sales, look-ups, and Twitter mentions.

The song hasn't scored any points in the other metrics of the chart's methodology, suggesting that ardent fans of the five-member Johnny's group pushed the single to its No. 1 debut by buying the CD, ripping it to a computer, and tweeting up a storm about it.

Last week's No. 1 song, "Teacher Teacher" by <a href="/music/AKB48">AKB48</a>, falls to No. 2 this week but continues to rack up physical sales points (No. 2) with 129,642 copies sold. With the current total up to 2,792,402 copies, it's only a matter of time before the group's best-selling single hits the 2.8 million mark.

DA PUMP's comeback single "U.S.A." has gone viral thanks to its "so tacky it's cool" combination of quirky Japanese and English lyrics with a vintage Eurobeat track -- it's a cover of Joe Yellow's song from 1992 -- and people are flocking to the group's promotional events around the country.

The song blasts up from No. 81 to No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100, accumulating points in a balanced way. It comes in at No. 2 for downloads, Twitter and video views, No. 6 for radio airplay, No. 10 for physical sales and streaming, and No. 30 for look-ups. In particular, the music video showcasing the group's dance skills and fun choreography racked up around 4 million views during the chart week, and currently sits at over 7.3 million views.

<a href="/music/Sandaime-J-Soul-Brothers">Sandaime J Soul Brothers</a> from <a href="/music/EXILE-TRIBE">EXILE TRIBE</a> charts two songs in the top 20 this week with "Koi To Ai" at No. 11 and "Rainbow" at No. 15. Both songs are included in the group's latest album, Future, and were powered by downloads and streaming, displaying the appeal of the album that rules this week's Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart.

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 June 4 to 10)
1. Innocent Days / Sexy Zone
2. Teacher Teacher / AKB48
3. U.S.A. / DA PUMP
4. De Ka Do N De N / Shiritsuebisuchugaku
5. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu 
6. Take my hand / KIM HYUN JOONG
7. Katarushisuto / RADWIMPS
8. Hatsukoi / Hikaru Utada
9. Wake Me Up / TWICE
10. Cinderella Girl / King & Prince
11. Koi To Ai / Sandaime J Soul Brothers From EXILE TRIBE
13. LOSER / Kenshi Yonezu
14. Bloom / Superfly
15. RAINBOW / Sandaime J Soul Brothers From EXILE TRIBE
16. Hayaokuri Calendar / HKT48
17. Syncronicity / Nogizaka 46
18. What is Love? / TWICE
19. Shapeless / Tokyo Performance Doll
20. Truth. / Trysail


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