Creepy Nuts at No. 1, Sakurazaka46 at No. 2 on Japan Hot 100

Creepy Nuts’ “Bling-Bang-Bang-Born” extends its reign over the Billboard Japan Hot 100 to five weeks on the chart dated Feb. 28.

While slowing down slightly in streams and downloads, the MASHLE Season 2 opener remains almost stationary and adds another week at No. 1 to both metrics. Streaming is down by about 0.6% (21,661,077 streams) and downloads by about 2.3% (19,520 units). The viral hit is at No. 19 for video views and rises 9-7 for karaoke, while slipping slightly in radio (7-10) this week, leading the Japan Hot 100 by a huge margin.

Sakurazaka46’s “Nansai no koro ni modoritai no ka?” rises 15-2 after launching with 531,917 CDs in its first week (released Feb. 21). The eighth single by the J-pop girl group features Ten Yamasaki in center position of the choreography, and follows the first-week sales of its previous single, “Shoninyokkyu” (545,944 copies). The track gained points in other metrics as well, coming in at No. 4 for streaming with 7,808,921 streams, No. 11 for downloads with 3,758 units, No. 74 for radio, and No. 67 for video.

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OCTPATH’s “OCTAVE” debuts at No. 4 this week. The eight-member boy band’s fifth single sold 99,413 CDs in its first week — 14.3% more than its predecessor “Sweet” —to come in at No. 2 for sales, while also hitting No. 2 for radio. 

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Omoinotake’s “IKUOKU KONEN” rises a notch to No. 7. The track is steadily on the rise figure-wise as well, moving 10-8 for downloads (4,913 units, up 10.6%), 7-6 for streaming, (7,323,028 streams, up 20.8%), and 25-22 for video.  

SPYAIR’s “Orange” jumps 19-8 this week, debuting in the top 10. The second release by the four-man band featuring new vocalist YOSUKE is being featured as the theme song for the animated feature film Haikyuu!! the Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump, which opened in Japanese theaters on Feb. 16. According to Kogyo Tsushinsha, the movie drew 2.9 million viewers and grossed over 4.18 billion yen during its first ten days. “Orange” comes in at No. 3 for downloads with 7,168 units, No. 8 for streaming with 6,492,428 streams, No. 21 for radio, and No. 13 for video.

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 Feb. 19 to 25, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard Japan’s English Twitter account.

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