J-pop boy band Kis-My-Ft2’s “ENDLESS SUMMER” debuts at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Sept. 14 to 20, selling 180,763 copies in its first week. The septet’s 26th single leads physical sales and look-ups, while also performing well in Twitter mentions (No. 3) and radio airplay (No. 27).
Arashi’s new single “Whenever You Call” — an all-English R&B ballad produced by Bruno Mars — dropped digitally last Friday (Sept. 18), and the highly anticipated track racked up 58,989 downloads in just three days to blast in at No. 1 for the metric this week. The song also buzzed on Twitter (No. 1) and fared well in video views (No. 9), bowing at No. 6 on the Japan Hot 100.