“We Just Go Hard” sold 134,842 copies in its first week to hit No. 1 for sales and also ruled look-ups. The single performed relatively well in the digital metrics of the chart’s methodology as well, coming in at No. 6 for downloads, No. 3 for Twitter mentions, and No. 15 for radio airplay. While it managed to snag the top spot this week, the difference between the song at No. 2, “Butter” by BTS (which rises again from No. 3) was only 2,000 points, so KAT-TUN won a close race.
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” breaks into the top 10 this week after it debuted on the Japan Hot 100 nine weeks ago. The collaborative single between the breakout Australian rapper and Canadian superstar is the first Western pop single to hit the top 10 since Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me,” which peaked at No. 8 on the chart dated June 3, 2020.
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 Sept. 6 to 12, here.