Japanese piano-pop band Official HIGE DANdism is dominating the Billboard Japan charts. The four-man band's second single, "Pretender," released in May 2019, has been charting in the Billboard Japan Hot 100 top 10 for 23 consecutive weeks.
Streaming is the driving force behind the song's top-10 streak, as the song has led this metric of the chart's methodology for the longest-running 21 weeks straight. "Pretender" has also repeatedly entered Apple Music's Top 100: Global list, attesting to its current standing as a streaming favorite.
Since debuting from a major label in April 2018, Official HIGE DANdism -- aka "HIGEDAN" for short -- has released a string of hit songs infused with R&B and soul influences. After their first single, "No Doubt," entered the streaming top 10, their second, "Pretender," led the list for the first time, and the song sailed past 100 million total streams on the chart dated Sept. 30 (week of Sept. 16 to 22).