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SixTONES Shoot to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100

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SixTONES soar to No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Nov. 9 to 15, with their latest single “NEW ERA.” The new Johnny’s boy band accumulated points in the metrics that strongly reflect the dedication from its loyal fanbase, leading physical sales with 459,986 copies sold, look-ups, and Twitter mentions.

The group also performed well in radio airplay, at No. 3 this week.

After cruising along at No. 1 for four straight weeks, LiSA’s “Homura” drops to No. 2, but continues to rule downloads, streaming, and video views. Depending on how the physical metrics (sales and look-ups) generally play out, the blockbuster anime movie theme could still return to the top of the Japan Hot 100 in the coming weeks.

Actor/singer Masaki Suda debuts at No. 6 this week with “Niji” (“Rainbow”). The theme of the latest Doraemon movie dropped digitally on Nov. 10 ahead of its CD release on Nov. 25, marking 35,488 units in first-week downloads (No. 2) and 3,736,739 streams (No. 18). The 27-year-old heartthrob is expected to make numerous media appearances to promote the single, and combined with the enduring popularity of the franchise, the track will likely stay in the upper regions of the chart for a while.

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 Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 9 to 15) here.