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Sakurazaka46 Debuts at No. 1, LiSA Holds at No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

Sakurazaka46 blast into No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 with “Nobody’s Fault,” the girl group’s first single after its name change.

Sakurazaka46 blast into No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 with “Nobody’s Fault,” the girl group’s first single after it changed its name from Keyakizaka46.

The single sold 414,024 copies in its first week to rule physical sales and look-ups, and this significant lead in the physical metrics of the chart’s methodology gave the girls their first No. 1 under its new moniker.

LiSA’s “Homura” holds at No. 2, still going strong in a number of metrics including downloads (No. 1 for the ninth straight week), streaming (No. 2), video views (No. 2), and sales (No. 9). While the actual figures for each have decreased somewhat, the track continues to maintain high levels of listener engagement.

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“Homura” also holds at No. 1 for karaoke for the fourth week in a row, but DISH’s “Neko” has steadily climbed the ranks since November and is now at No. 2, and it looks like the two songs’ positions could be reversed sometime in the near future.

Yuuri’s “Dryflower” stays at No. 6 for the third consecutive week. The rising singer-songwriter’s latest track comes in at No. 3 for streaming (figures increasing from 9,874,080 streams last week to 9,998,797 this week) and No. 5 for video (increasing from 2,634,972 views to 2,663,189), while also gradually increasing in downloads (No. 22) and karaoke (No. 9), indicating that the song is expanding its reach outside of his core fanbase.

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.

Take a look at the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, dated Dec. 7 to 13, here.