BTS Tops Japan Hot 100 With 'Fake Love Japanese Ver.'
K-pop supergroup BTS's "Fake Love Japanese ver." rules this week's Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Nov. 5 to 11 with 526,274 copies sold, more than 70,000 more than the first-week figures for their previous single, "MIC Drop."
"Fake Love" rose 28-1 this week, fueled mainly by physical sales points (No. 1), while performing moderately well in the other metrics of the chart's measurement: No. 3 for look-ups, No. 9 for Twitter mentions, No. 18 for streaming, No. 23 for video views, No. 56 for radio airplay, and No. 86 for downloads.
BTS also has the most-Tweeted song this week with the simultaneously released "Airplane pt.2 Japanese ver." The track also outperformed "Fake Love" in video views (No. 11) and is currently at No. 25 on the Japan Hot 100.
J-pop band back number's "Old Fashion" was released for radio airplay last week and became available for download this week. The drama theme song jumps 81-4 on the latest song chart after coming in at No. 1 for downloads and No. 16 for radio (down from No. 9 last week). The physical single will go on sale next Wednesday (Nov. 21), so the song has the potential to rise further up the chart in the coming weeks.
DA PUMP's "U.S.A.," the No. 2-peaking viral single that had stayed in the top 5 since June, slips 5-7 on the Japan Hot 100 this week. The video view count for the song hasn't markedly dropped -- maintaining around 6.19 million views -- but TWICE's new track, "YES or YES," racked up around 9.89 million views and bowed at No. 1 for the metric this week, bumping "U.S.A." down to No. 2.
Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Aimyon's "Konya Konomama" continues to lead streaming and "YES or YES" debuts at No. 2, nudging "U.S.A." down a notch to No. 3 this week. The comeback track of the seven-member vocal and dance group will most likely be highlighted in year-end music programs, which usually means renewed interest in the song, so how that influences this long-running hit's chart action remains to be seen.
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 Nov. 5 to 11)
1. FAKE LOVE / BTS
2. Flamingo / Kenshi Yonezu
3. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu
4. Old Fashion / back number
5. YES or YES / TWICE
6. UNION / OxT
7. U.S.A. / DA PUMP
8. GOOD and EVIL / UVERworld
9. Konya Konomama / Aimyon
10. Kaerimichi Ha Toomawari Shitakunaru / Nogizaka46
11. Catch up, latency / UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
12. Kaze Wo Mitsumete / Kobukuro
13. TEENAGE RIOT / Kenshi Yonezu
14. Prologue / Uru
15. Chapter II / SUPERNOVA
16. Tentomushi / THE YELLOW MONKEY
17. Kemono Yuku Hosomichi / Ringo Shiina & Hiroji Miyamoto
18. DEATH RESPECT / Hypnosismic (MAD TRIGGER CREW/Matenro)
19. Office Love / SOLIDEMO
20. BAAM / MOMOLAND