Kis-My-Ft2’s “Luv Bias” blasts in at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Feb. 22 to 28, selling 217,880 copies in its first week.
The theme of the ongoing drama series Oh! My Boss! starring member Yuta Tamamori led physical sales, look-ups and Twitter mentions this week, and also performed well in radio airplay (No. 13) and video views (No. 15). Sales figures for the the seven-member Johnny’s boy band’s new single increased by about 37,000 copies from its previous release, “Endless Summer” (180,763 copies).
Official HIGE DANdism’s “Universe” jumps 40-4 this week, breaking into the top 10 on the Japan Hot 100. The theme of this year’s space-themed Doraemon movie sold 37,301 copies and soared up the chart fueled by sales (No. 4) and look-ups (No. 3). The animated movie was initially set to open in theaters this Friday (Mar. 5), but was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme song’s performance on the song chart despite its lack of promotion in this regard goes to show HIGE DAN’s stable popularity.
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 Feb. 22 to 28, here.