On the chart tallying the week ending April 24, the lead song off the second single by the eleven-member boy band came in at No. 1 for physical sales, radio airplay, and Twitter mentions, while also excelling in downloads (No. 3), streaming (No. 2), look-ups (No. 2) and video views (No. 34). Sales figures have improved considerably since the group’s first single that launched with 489,587 copies— about 250k more copies this time around — indicating that the group has been steadily expanding its fanbase.
J-pop band Official HIGE DANdism returned to the Japan Hot 100 top 10 last week at No. 6 with “Mixed Nuts,” which rises to No. 2 this week. The fiery opener for the new anime series SPYxFAMILY ruled downloads with 21,119 units and streaming with 8,137,454 streams, while also coming in at No. 2 for radio and No. 4 for video.
The top three songs for streaming are in a tight race with each other this week, with Tani Yuuki’s “W / X / Y” rising 10-3 with 7,573,335 streams, up from 7,116,443 last week. While still outside the top 100, the solo singer-songwriter’s other songs such as “Aikotoba” and “Myra” have been steadily climbing the chart for the metric, which shows that the 23-year-old artist who was the featured rising act for May last year in Billboard Japan and TikTok’s Next Fire program is set to break out into the J-pop mainstream soon.
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, tallying the week from April 18 to 24, here.