J-pop Girl Group Nogizaka46 Sells Million CDs in First Week to Top Japan Hot 100

Courtesy of Billboard Japan


J-pop idol group Nogizaka46 jumps 12-1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Aug. 6 to 12 with "Jikochu De Iko!" The CD sold over a million (1,052,776) copies in its first week to lead this week's Japan song chart, coming in at No. 1 for physical sales, look-ups, and Twitter mentions, No. 5 for downloads, No. 6 for streaming, No. 9 for radio airplay, and No. 26 for video views. 

DA PUMP's "U.S.A." returns to No. 2 this week, ruling streaming and video views for the seventh week in a row and staying at No. 1 for downloads as well.

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Aimyon has been stepping up her presence through numerous festival appearances, and her latest single, "Marigold," climbs 28-5 on the Japan Hot 100 this week. The 23-year-old's solid live performances combined with her recent media exposure has powered the song to lead the radio airplay metric of the chart's measurement. "Marigold" also comes in at No. 6 for downloads, No. 8 for streaming, and No. 23 for look-ups, showing strength in the digital metrics as well.

R&B singer MISIA's latest release, "Ai No Katachi" featuring HIDE from the band GReeeeN, rises 23 to 10 this week mostly on download points alone. This theme song of an ongoing TV drama series was digitally released July 31 ahead of its CD release set for Wednesday (Aug. 22), and came in at No. 2 for downloads this week. MISIA is celebrating her 20th year in music and fans are welcoming new material to mark the anniversary year from the "Everything" songstress.

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.

Watch the "Jikochu De Iko!" music video here:

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated Aug. 6 to 12)
1. Jikochu De Iko! / Nogizaka46
2. U.S.A. / DA PUMP
4. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu 
5. Marigold / Aimyon
6. Jesus / Bullet Train (Chotokku)
7. Natsu Hayate /  Arashi
9. Itoshi-sa-♥ / Sachiko Koshimizu (CV: Ayana Taketatsu), Riina Tada (CV: Ruriko Aoki), Hajime Fujiwara (CV: Minori Suzuki), Yukari Mizumoto (CV: Akane Fujita), Nono Morikubo (CV: Karin Takahashi)
10. Ai No Katachi feat. HIDE (GReeeeN) / MISIA
11. Long Hope Philia / Masaki Suda
12. Sekai Wa Anata Ni Waraikaketeiru / Little Glee Monster
13. Kitto Watashi Wa / Kobushi Factory
14. Ao To Natsu / Mrs. GREEN APPLE
15. Uchiage Hanabi / DAOKO x Kenshi Yonezu
16. Moshi Kimi Wo Yurusetara / Leo Ieiri
18. Thank you, FRIENDS!! / Aqours
19. HANABI / Mr.Children
20. Sonen JUMP / Southern All Stars


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