J-pop boy band Kanjani Eight’s “Re: LIVE” debuted at number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 from August 17 to 23, selling more than a third of a million CDs in its first week.
With 334,392 units reported, the single performed better than Johnny’s previous tunes (“Tomoyo” with 269,512 copies and “Crystal” with 221,496 copies), leading physical sales and Twitter mentions, while entering second search.
This week’s No. 2 song, “Datte datte datte” on NMB48, with 224,236 copies shifted in the first week (sales number 2), overshadowing the girl group’s previous single “Hatsukoi shijou shugi.”
Usually, when a song hits number 1 for sale, it also results in a search that counts the number of CDs copied to a computer. But the official HIGE DANdism leads this week with “HELLO”, although the single hits 5-11 in the Japan Hot 100. Released on August 5, the latest release of the piano-pop group was released this week, which increased the song to number 1 to search after holding number 3 for two weeks.
BTS paid homage number 7 to the Japan Hot 100 with its digital single “Dynamite”, released last Friday (August 21st). The pastel-toned music video made its biggest debut on YouTube the first day with over 100 million views, and ARMY in Japan contributed to the explosive popularity of the visuals – 6,509,148 views in just three days of this graphic week. The English-language song is ranked 7th for video, 2nd for download, 7th for streaming and 9th for Twitter, and looks set to continue to climb next week.
The song that prevented BTS from downloading was “Dare ga sono kane wo narasunoka?” By Keyakizaka46 (“Who’s going to ring the bell?”) With 36,509 units. The final single of the girl group under this name ranked No. 15 for Twitter, No. 23 for radio and No. 64 for streaming, reaching No. 14 in Japan Hot 100 this week.
Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio broadcasting, mentions on Twitter, YouTube and GYAO! video reviews, Gracenote, audio streams from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, RecMusic provided by Gfk Japan, dHits, Uta Pass and Spotify, plus karaoke data from Daiichikosho and XING.
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 10 (August 17-23)
1. [-] Re: LIVE / Kanjani Eight (334 392 copies / – / -)
2. [-] Datte datte datte / NMB48 (224,236 copies / – / -)
3.  Yoru ni kakeru / YOASOBI (- / 17 133 downloads / 9 710 793 threads)
4.  Drama / TOMORROW X TOGETHER (110,286 copies / – / -)
5.  Kanden / Kenshi Yonezu (- / 17,445 downloads / 8,282,548 streams)
6.  Kousui / Eito (- / 16,834 downloads / 7,073,670 streams)
7. [-] Dynamite / BTS (- / 25,842 downloads / 5,410,413 streams)
8.  Make You Happy / NiziU (- / 8,441 downloads / 6,163,117 streams)
9.  Hadaka no kokoro / Aimyon (909 copies / 14,256 downloads / 5,777,889 streams)
10.  I LOVE … / Official HIGE DANdism (731 copies / 5295 downloads / 4,362,532 streams)
(): Physical sales / downloads / streams (Top 50 only)
This article originally appeared on Billboard Japan.