Japanese girl group NMB48's "Tokonoma Seiza Musume" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 dated Feb. 18 to 24. The Osaka-based AKB48 sister group's 20th single leads the latest chart fueled primarily by physical sales points (No. 1) with 213,649 CDs sold in its first week.
back number's new song "HAPPY BIRTHDAY," currently being featured as the theme of a romantic drama series, bows at No. 2 this week. The latest track by the pop-rock band was powered by downloads (No. 1) with 89,786 digital sales, debuting on the tally without physical sales points, as the CD single was released Wednesday (Feb. 27).
Aimyon's "Marigold" overtakes Kenshi Yonezu's "Lemon" and rises 5-3 on the song chart, leading streaming and video views this week. The release of her highly acclaimed second album, Shunkanteki Sixth Sense, and her recent Nippon Budokan solo concert have more than doubled the views for the track from 3,563,807 times to 7,361,498 times this week, boosting the song back into the top 3.