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SKE48 Debuts at No. 1 on Japan Hot 100, as DA PUMP & Kenshi Yonezu Rise Again

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J-pop girl group SKE48's "Stand By You" blasts in at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Dec. 10 to 16. The comeback single for main member Jurina Matsui ruled the physical sales metric with 270,083 copies sold in its first week, which landed the track at the top spot.

Returning to No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100 is DA PUMP's "U.S.A.," while Kenshi Yonezu's "Flamingo" and "Lemon" follow suit at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Each of these songs racked up around the same total points as last week -- with "U.S.A." at No. 1 for video views, "Flamingo" at No. 1 for downloads and look-ups, and "Lemon" at No. 1 for karaoke -- outperforming the other tracks that couldn't accumulate the total necessary to overtake these long-running hits.

"Konya Konomama" by singer-songwriter Aimyon continues to lead streaming for the seventh straight week, even after the drama series it was featured in has ended. The single is gaining popularity in other metrics as well, rising 5-3 for look-ups, 28-24 for karaoke, and 11-9 for radio airplay. The song ascends 9-6 on the Japan Hot 100, its highest position yet.

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 Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, Recochoku provided by Gfk Japan, streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics, and karaoke data from Daiichikosho and XING.

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated Dec. 10 to 16)
1. Stand by you / SKE48
2. U.S.A. / DA PUMP
3. Flamingo / Kenshi Yonezu
4. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu
5. ADAMAS / LiSA
6. Konya Konomama / Aimyon
7. BRAVE JEWEL / Roselia
8. #SINGING / Atarashii Chizu join Music
9. Old Fashion / back number
10. Prologue / Uru
11. Blizzard / Daichi Miura
12. Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen
13. Kizuna Music? / Poppin Party
14. Kaerimichi Ha Toomawari Shitakunaru / Nogizaka46
15. Christmas Song / back number
16. R?I?O?T / RAISE A SUILEN
17. Pop Virus /  Gen Hoshino
18. Marigold / Aimyon
19. YES or YES / TWICE
20. Karakuri Darake No Tenderness / Sexy Zone