Four songs debut in the top 10 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated April 26 to May 2, with JO1 leading the pack. The 11-member boy band’s new single, “Born To Be Wild,” rules the tally with 289,433 copies sold in its first week. The track leads physical sales and look-ups, hitting No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 powered by these two physical metrics of the chart’s methodology, while also coming in at No. 2 for Twitter mentions, No. 43 for video views, and No. 53 for downloads. Sales dipped slightly from the group’s previous single, “Stargazer” (313,504 copies in its first week), but the new global group continues to sustain its high appeal.
Singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino’s new single called “Fushigi” ruled downloads this week with 41,578 units to bow at No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100. The new theme of an ongoing TV drama also comes in at No. 3 for radio airplay, No. 8 for Twitter, and No. 21 for streaming.