Nogizaka46 Shoots to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100 With Over 700K CDs Sold

Courtesy of Billboard Japan


Nogizaka46’s “Gomenne Fingers Crossed” soars to No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated June 7 to 13, selling 704,346 CDs in its first week. The popular girl group’s new single sold more copies than its predecessor, “Boku Ha Boku Wo Suki Ni Naru” (678,684 copies), to lead sales and look-ups, while also coming in at No. 6 for radio airplay, No. 15 for downloads, No. 19 for Twitter mentions, and No. 83 for video views.

After leading the tally for two straight weeks, BTS’ “Butter” slips to No. 2, but continues to hold the top spots for streaming, video and Twitter. While the figures are tapering off — streams are down from last week’s 18,729,013 to 16,133,460, video views are also down from 11,348,160 to 7,309,315 views — the numbers themselves are still far greater than the tracks at No. 2 and beyond. “Butter” has logged its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and continues to maintain enough momentum to return to No. 1 in Japan.

Kenshi Yonezu’s “Pale Blue” rules downloads and radio this week, while also performing well in streaming (No. 2), video (No. 2) and Twitter (No. 7). The track falls 2-3, but with the CD going on sale June 16, whether or not it can overtake BTS’ “Butter” to rise to No. 1 is something to keep an eye on next week.

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 full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, dated June 7 to 13, here.