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LiSA Logs Second Week at No. 1 and No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

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LiSA extends her domination of the top two slots of the Billboard Japan Hot 100, with “Homura” leading at No. 1 and “Gurenge” following at No. 2 on the list dated Oct. 26 to Nov. 1.

On the latest tally, “Homura” added another metric -- radio airplay -- to the five it led last week: physical sales, look-ups, downloads, streaming, and video views. On the whole, figures have slowed down somewhat, with weekly CD sales decreasing from 38,558 to 28,832 copies, streaming from 18,901,974 to 18,880,651 streams, and video from 8,621,198 to 8,084,681 views, but because the sag in streaming and video was slight, and also thanks to the rise in look-ups -- the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer -- after rentals began, the track managed to hold its place at the top.

“Gurenge,” a long-running hit that returned to the top 10 boosted by the popularity of “Homura” and the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise both songs are linked to, also slowed a bit figure-wise. Singles fell from 5,985 to 5,846 copies, downloads from 36,726 to 31,756 units, and video from 1,840,217 to 1,639,063 views, but the increase in streaming (from 7,021,682 to 7,099,031 streams) helped maintain its position on the Japan Hot 100.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and karaoke data.

Check out the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 26 to Nov. 1) here.