J-pop boy band King & Prince’s “I Promise” debuts at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Dec. 14 to 20. The rising Johnny’s group’s sixth single sold 578,092 copies in its first week, topping the first-week figures for its previous single “Mazy Night” (531,162 copies). “I Promise” dominates three metrics of the chart’s methodology this week, coming in at No. 1 for physical sales, look-ups, and Twitter mentions.
LiSA’s “Homura” and BTS’s “Dynamite” both hold at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The two songs have been in close competition for weeks now, with the former leading downloads for the tenth week and karaoke for the fifth (both in a row), while the latter tops streaming for the eighth non-consecutive week and video views for the third straight week.