Hey!Say!JUMP‘s 25th single, “Fanfare!,” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Aug. 19 to 25, selling 240,513 copies during its first week.
The eight-member Johnny’s boy band ruled the physical metrics this week — sales and look-ups, which counts the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer — and also performed well in Twitter mentions (No. 6).
First-week sales for the group’s previous single, “Lucky-Unlucky,” came in at 199,377 copies, so “Fanfare!” saw an increase of more than 40,000 copies. The new single — the theme song of a TV drama called Semiotoko starring member Ryosuke Yamada — also fared better in Twitter, as the group’s previous release peaked at No. 19, indicating that the group has expanded its reach to a wider audience this time.
Songs that show strength in either downloads or streaming have ascended on this week’s chart, with Official HIGE DANdism‘s “Pretender” and “Shukumei” performing well in both. The former rises 3-2 and the latter 4-3 on the Japan Hot 100, with streaming increasing from last week’s figures for both. The difference between these two songs is now down to 507 points, and it looks like the newer track will overtake the older one next week.
Kenshi Yonezu‘s “Uma to Shika” holds at No. 1 for downloads with 65,432 units, down from last week’s 172,594 but still over 40,000 units more than the song at No. 2, RADWIMPS‘s “Ai ni dekirukoto wa mada arukai.”
Another song written by Yonezu, “Paprika” by Foorin, returned to No. 9 on the Japan Hot 100 last week and and holds its position this week. The children’s group is set to perform live on Friday (Aug. 30) on Music Station, a long-running popular music program, which could boost its position on next week’s tally.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and audio streams from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, RecMusic provided by Gfk Japan, as well as dHits and Uta Pass, and karaoke data from Daiichikosho and XING.
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 10 (dated Aug. 19 to 25)
1. [-] Fanfare! / Hey!Say!JUMP (240,513 copies / none / none)
2.  Pretender / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 16,540 downloads / 5,977,074 streams)
3.  Shukumei / Official HIGE DANdism (1,248 copies / 21,196 downloads / 4,427,606 streams)
4.  Uma to Shika / Kenshi Yonezu (none / 65,432 downloads / none)
5. [-] Dear Destiny / FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE (66,467 copies / none / 921,777 streams)
6. [-] HAPPINESS / PENTAGON (60,831 copies / none / none)
7.  Marigold / Aimyon (none / 9,744 downloads / 2,852,607 streams)
8.  Machigaisagashi / Masaki Suda (none / 10,509 downloads / 2,646,122 streams)
9.  Paprika / Foorin (2,764 copies / 12,760 downloads / 2,124,722 streams)
10.  Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu (2,118 copies / 13,382 downloads / none)
[ ]: Position last week
( ): Physical sales / downloads / streams (Top 50 only)