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Hikaru Utada's 'One Last Kiss' Hits No. 1 on Japan Hot 100

Hikaru Utada
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Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss” rises to No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated March 15 to 21, after debuting last week at No. 2. The theme of the highly anticipated Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the J-pop superstar’s first No. 1 song on the Japan Hot 100 in over 10 years — she last hit No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 6, 2010, with “Goodbye Happiness.”

The 38-year-old singer-songwriter hit No. 1 on the Japan Hot Albums chart last week with the project featuring “One Last Kiss,” which continues to lead downloads this week. The song also comes in at No. 2 for radio airplay, No. 3 for video views, No. 6 for streaming, and No. 9 for Twitter mentions.

While there are no major changes in the top 10 due to a slow week in terms of CD sales, BTS’ “Dynamite” rises 7-4 after the K-pop supergroup’s performance of the hit song at the Grammys boosted streaming (No. 3, from 9,218,756 to 9,303,959 streams), downloads (No. 10, from 7,117 to 7,853 units), and video views (No. 1, from 2,179,412 to 3,502,704 views). Overall points for the track had been on the decline, but the uptick by over million views in particular has revived the South Korean septet’s all-English track, which logs its 31st week in the top ten of 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.

See the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, dated Mar. 15 to 21, is available here.

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