BTS’ “Dynamite” continues to close in on LiSA’s “Homura,” with the difference between the two tracks narrowing down to 200 points this week. If the K-pop stars extend their reign over streaming (12 weeks), there’s a good chance “Dynamite” could come out on top next week.
Eighteen-year-old singer Ado’s “Usse-wa” breaks into the top 10 this week, three months after its release. A popular artist among Nikoniko online video-sharing circles, the track began gaining momentum in video views from mid-December, which then spread out to downloads, streaming, Twitter, and karaoke. Figure-wise, the song’s music video reached 1,847,027 weekly views two weeks ago (No. 8 for the metric), then increased to 2,172,917 views last week (No. 6), and hit 2,987,858 views this week (No. 5). Like Eve’s “Kaikai Kitan” at No. 8, Ado’s track could be on its way to becoming the next breakout J-pop hit of this year.
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 Jan. 11 to 17, here.