Hey!Say!JUMP‘s “COSMIC☆HUMAN” debuts at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated July 30 to Aug. 5, with 231,635 CDs sold in its first week. The new single by the nine-member Johnny’s boy band came in at No. 1 for three metrics of the chart’s methodology: physical sales, look-ups, and Twitter mentions.
The upper ranks of this week’s Japan Hot 100 have shifted greatly due to generally strong first-week physical sales, with three songs selling over 100,000 copies and bowing in the top 3.
But DA PUMP‘s “U.S.A.” has managed to only slip a notch to No. 4 this week after returning to No. 1 for downloads and logging its sixth week at the top for streaming and video views. The music video was viewed over 9.4 million times this week, which is about 2 million more than the previous.
Last week’s No. 1 song, Arashi‘s “Natsu Hayate,” is still going strong in terms of physical sales and sailed past the 500,000 mark, coming in at No. 6 for the metric. The single is at No. 2 for look-ups, No. 11 for Twitter, and No. 24 for radio airplay and hangs on in the top 10 of the Japan Hot 100 at No. 7.
The five-member boy band’s singles tend to consistently show strength in look-ups, which counts the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer, and how this affects the latest release’s performance is something to keep an eye on in the weeks to come.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups and audio streams from Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOK, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, Recochoku provided by Gfk Japan, as well as streaming counts based on lyrics displayed on PetitLyrics.
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 20 (dated July 30 to Aug. 5)
1. COSMIC☆HUMAN / Hey!Say!JUMP
2. FLY TO THE FUTURE / QUARTET NIGHT
3. Thank you, FRIENDS!! / Aqours
4. U.S.A. / DA PUMP
5. Sunny Side / SHINee
6. SWEET DEVIL / SUPER★DRAGON
7. Natsu Hayate / Arashi
8. Sekai Wa Anata Ni Waraikaketeiru / Little Glee Monster
9. Lemon / Kenshi Yonezu
10. Ao To Natsu / Mrs. GREEN APPLE
11. Sonen JUMP / Southern All Stars
12. Jikochu De Iko! / Nogizaka46
13. Long Hope Philia / Masaki Suda
14. Moshi Kimi Wo Yurusetara / Leo Ieiri
15. Suki De Suki De Shoganai / Last Idol
16. Sukinante / RAINZ
17. Uchiage Hanabi / DAOKO x Kenshi Yonezu
18. HANABI / Mr.Children
19. Muscat / Yuzu
20. I WANT YOU BACK / TWICE