J-pop boy band empire Johnny's continues to dominate the Billboard Japan Hot 100 for the third week, with the latest No. 1 going to Johnny's WEST's "Shouko" ("Evidence"), the title track on the septet's 14th single. The single sold 225,849 copies in its first week to lead physical sales and look-ups, blasting in at the top spot on the chart dated June 22 to 28, fueled by these physical metrics of the chart's methodology.
Another Johnny's project called Twenty★Twenty, consisting of 75 artists belonging to the talent agency, released a COVID-19 charity single written by veteran pop band Mr. Children's Kazutoshi Sakurai: "smile" shoots to No. 5 after leading downloads this week (68,971 units).
YOASOBI's "Yoru ni kakeru" and Eito's "Kousui" hold at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while continuing to add to their overall point totals. The karaoke metric has returned to the Japan Hot 100 beginning this week, and "Yoru ni kakeru" is at No. 4, a major leap from where it was -- or wasn't, as it wasn't even in the top 300 -- on the ranking dated April 8, the week before the metric was put on hold due to coronavirus shutdowns. The track is currently also at No. 2 for video views, gaining over a million views from last week's 15,036,840 to 16,852,042 views this week.