Meanwhile, BTS’ “Butter” holds at No. 3, coming in at No. 10 for downloads (from 10,106 to 8,617 units), and No. 2 for streaming (from 14,469,653 to 13,437,322 streams) and video (from 5,297,225 to 4,359,295 views). While both songs by the South Korean septet continue to maintain a high level of performance, the figures are on the downswing and this year’s BTS craze that began in late May looks to be gradually settling down.
Veteran Johnny’s duo Kinki Kids’ “Un/Pair” bows at No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100, barely outranking “Butter” by a mere 10 points. The pair’s 43rd single sold 173,387 copies to rule physical sales this week, and also fared well in look-ups (No. 2), radio (No. 12) and Twitter mentions (No. 15). But having no points at all in downloads, streaming and video was a huge setback, and the track was unable to overturn the difference of 3,041 points between itself and “Permission to Dance.”
millennium parade × Belle (Kaho Nakamura)’s “U” -- the theme of Mamoru Hosoda’s latest anime movie Belle -- rules downloads for the second week with 30,079 units, up from last week’s 27,996. The track rises 9-4 on the Japan Hot 100 after debuting last week, soaring 40-10 for streaming (from 2,955,472 to 6,182,599 streams) and 36-3 for video (from 570,381 to 2,384,792 views).
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 July 19 to 25, here.