Women in Music 2019

STU48 Leads as Official HIGE DANdism Returns to No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

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STU48

STU48's "Daisukina Hito" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated July 29 to Aug. 4, ruling the physical sales metric with 296,349 copies sold in its first week.

While off to an excellent start, first-week sales of the girl group's third single were slightly down from its previous single, "Kaze wo Matsu" (302,533 copies), and it also didn't perform quite as well in other metrics. It reached No. 8 for Twitter, No. 12 for look-ups and No. 23 for radio airplay, leaving room for improvement toward the group's next release.

Official HIGE DANdism's new single, "Shukumei," re-enters the top 10 at No. 7, where it debuted in mid-July. The CD went on sale during the chart week and came in at No. 15 for physical sales, No. 5 for downloads, No. 10 for streaming, and overtook Aimyon's latest number, "Manatsu no Yoru no Nioi ga suru," to lead radio airplay. The four-man piano-pop band currently has four other entries on the Japan Hot 100, all climbing in position, including the long-running hit "Pretender," which returns to No. 2 after 10 weeks.

RADWIMPS's "Ai ni dekirukoto wa mada arukai" slips two notches to No. 5 but continues to rule video views with 5,066,978 views, up from last week's 4,900,877. The band's other song from the Weathering With You soundtrack, "Grand Escape feat. Toko Miura," is at No. 10 this week, narrowly leading Aimyon's "Manatsu" by a single point.

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, RecMusic provided by Gfk Japan, as well as dHits, Uta Pass, and karaoke data from Daiichikosho and XING.

Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 10 (dated July 29 to Aug. 4)
1. [-] Daisukina Hito / STU48 (296,349 copies / none / none)
2. [4] Pretender / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 15,195 downloads / 5,358,332 streams)
3. [90] WELCOME 2 PARADISE / THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE (60,582 copies / none / 2,762,618 streams)
4. [56] Hot Hot Hot / TVXQ (58,642 copies / 4,917 downloads / none)
5. [3] Ai ni dekirukoto wa mada arukai / RADWIMPS (none / 47,614 downloads / none)
6. [1] Breakthrough / TWICE (44,396 copies / none / 1,450,134 streams)
7. [16] Shukumei / Official HIGE DANdism (7,145 copies / 12,053 downloads / 2,631,150 streams)
8. [11] Marigold / Aimyon (none / 8,600 downloads / 2,891,373 streams)
9. [8] Machigaisagashi / Masaki Suda (none / 10,649 downloads / 3,037,503 streams)
10. [9] Grand Escape feat. Toko Miura / RADWIMPS (none / 32,874 downloads / none)

[ ]: Position last week
( ): Physical sales / downloads / streams (Top 50 only)

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