Ado’s ‘Show’ Logs Ninth Week Atop Japan Hot 100 as YOASOBI’s ‘Idol’ Returns to No. 2

Ado’s ‘Show’ Logs Ninth Week Atop Japan Hot 100 as YOASOBI’s ‘Idol’ Returns to No. 2

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Ado’s “Show” continues to rule the Billboard Japan Hot 100, now in its ninth week at No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 29.

Although overall points are down by about 0.9 percent from the week before, the USJ Halloween event theme continues to dominate downloads (9,361 units), streaming (11,335,147 streams), and video views. The song is also enjoying popularity on social media, returning to No. 1 on the TikTok Weekly Top 20 ranking this week.

YOASOBI “Idol” rises to No. 2 for the first time in three weeks, with points increasing by about 4.5 percent. The record-holder for most weeks at No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 (21 weeks) is currently at No. 2 for streaming (8,610,371 streams, up 2 percent), No. 10 for downloads (3,551 units, up 9 percent), and No. 2 for video (up 3 percent). Meanwhile, the pair’s latest release called “Biri-Biri,” a song inspired by the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet video games, jumps 85-14 on the Japan Hot 100 this week, while “The Brave” extends its stay in the top 10 to 9 weeks (No. 4).

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The finalists and winners of the 65th Japan Record Award 2023 were announced on Nov. 22 and Ayase, YOASOBI’s songwriter and producer, is set to receive the Best Composition Award for “Idol” and the duo will be honored with the Special International Music Award. 

NEWS’s “Gifted” debuts at No. 3, hitting No. 1 for sales with 130,866 copies sold. The boy band’s 30th single is being featured as the theme song for a drama series by the same name starring member Takahisa Masuda.

Kep1er’s “Grand Prix” bows at No. 6, coming in at No. 2 for sales with 86,273 copies sold.

AKB48 returns to the top 10 for the first time in eight weeks, as “Idol nanka janakattara” hits No. 10. The girl group’s 62nd single peaked at No. 4 on the chart dated Oct. 4, and after selling 58,173 copies during this chart week, the single has sold an estimated 677,371 copies total and is currently at No. 3 for sales.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, video views and karaoke data.

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, tallying the week from Nov. 20 to 26, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard Japan’s English Twitter account.

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