Kenshi Yonezu’s “M87” moves up a notch to No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, released on May 18, after debuting at No. 2 last week.
The theme of the movie ShinUltraman topped downloads and searches this week, and also excelled in physical sales (#2), streaming (#4), radio airplay (#2), video views (#3), and Twitter mentions (#1). 6). The CD was released to 241,867 copies, approximately 80,000 more than the previous 31-year-old single “Pale Blue” (161,252 first week copies), showing significant synergy between the hit film in which it is present.
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BE:FIRST’s “Bye-Good-Bye” returns to the top 10, soaring 41-2 on this week’s chart. The former No. 1 single has remained in the top 100 for 11 weeks since topping the chart released on March 16, and is returning to the top ranks fueled by sales and searches after the version’s release. CD (162,492 copies).
While “Bye-Good-Bye” was the top-streamed track this week with 9,997,340 weekly streams, it ranked #3 for the Japan Hot 100 methodology metric. The track falls under a new rule that defines a separate coefficient for tracks whose stream counts on a particular platform deviate significantly from the overall market average balance due to the metrics promoted by said streaming service. Therefore, as of the chart released on May 11, the streaming metric ranking for the Japan Hot 100 may differ from Billboard Japan’s streaming song count ranking.
AKB48’s 59th single titled “Motokare desu” (That’s my ex) sold 418,710 best-selling copies this week, dropping to No. 3 on the Japan Hot 100 after entering No. 7. for searches, #9 for Twitter, #18 for radio, and #52 for downloads. Sales are down about 10,000 copies from the girl group’s previous single, “Ne mo Ha mo Rumor”.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter, YouTube, and GYAO mentions! video views, Gracenote searches and karaoke data.
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