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Billboard Japan Hot100 Charts (04 MAY 2022) – New songs only edition - Japan music charts

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 is a music chart that ranks the best-selling songs in Japan. It is published by Billboard magazine, and a new chart is compiled and published every Thursday. The chart is based on sales of physical singles and digital downloads. These doesn’t mean music outside of Japan stays out of Japan Billboard, very much the opposite.

However, I only focus on Japan’s artists and songs, even If I enjoy S-Korean music from artists like Ailee and Song Ji Eun. Maybe in the Future who knows!

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 was first published on October 26, 1996. The first number one song was "Too Much Heaven" by Bee Gees. As of July 20, 2019, the most successful artist on the chart is AKB48, with 45 number-one singles.

This week, the Japan Billboard has brought us 7 new Japan songs to the charts. I read the letter on the website of BMSG and decided that these songs deserve as much recognition as any others on the Japan music charts. It's not a competition or about making money, but rather about artistic freedom and awareness for a healthy music industry.

Because Japanese Music is not only Jpop, but it also has all kind of genres.

1st Position

The Answer - Naniwa Boys(なにわ男子)

Naniwa Boys, or Naniwa Dashi, is a 7-member male idol group from the record company is J Storm. The group was formed in 2018. They were the first group in 4 years to be formed by Kansai Johnny's Jr. They were unveiled with the performance "Fall in LOVE ~ I'm in love with Autumn Kanju ~". On November 12, 2021, the debut single " Hatsushin LOVE " was released.

Official Instagram:

3 rd position

Betrayal Game - BE:FIRST

This week's video No. 1 is BE: FIRST's "Betrayal Game". This is the theme song of the NTV drama "Detective is too early-Spring Trick Return Festival-" (探偵が早すぎる~春のトリック返し祭り~) starring Kenichi Takitō and Alice Hirose. First appeared in 3rd place overall.

Be:First is a 7 member Jpop group under and produced by BMSG. They were formed through the audition program BSMG AUDITION – THE FIRST 21, along 231 aspiring stars. They released 2 pre debut singles, and they officially debuted on November 3, 2021, with the single album ‘Gifted’. The group's motto: "Reach the top, but don't kick others down".

On YouTube, the licensing was done by AVEX INC, on behalf of the main company B-me, which is the short version of BMSG. This happens because B-ME was co-founded by AVEX.


Official Website:


Instagram :

29th position

If you call it love(それを愛と呼ぶなら) - Uru

Describe as “A singer who draws attention for her singing voice that surrounds the listener and her mysterious presence.” (official website)

In 2013, he launched the YouTube channel and updated several famous song cover videos, old and new. Singing, playing, arranging, programming, shooting, editing, etc. of his songs are all done by himself, and 100 videos have been released by his major debut. As of May 2020, the total number of views on the YouTube channel has exceeded 200 mil.”

Uru Official website:



33th position

Dreams are our sun(夢が僕らの太陽さ) Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Club( 虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会)

Tokyo Nijigasaki Gakuen is a well-known high school located in Odaiba, Tokyo. It's known for its free school spirit and variety of majors. Many talented students from all over the country come here to attend.

The "School Idol Club" is also active on campus. Each person in the club is working hard towards their dream of becoming the No. 1 school idol. They sometimes compete against each other, and sometimes work together every day.

Official website:

46th Position


a Japanese pop band, originating from Tokyo. The band was formed in 2005 and has four members: Nakajin, Fukase, Saori and DJ Love.

Since their debut they have released 5 albums and various singles as well as featuring in their own documentary film Tokyo Fantasy. The band has performed at the renowned Nissan Stadium, Japan's largest concert venue and are currently considered to be one of the biggest music acts from Japan.

The band's members have also produced and written content for several Japanese singers and groups, and lead vocalist Fukase has inspired a synthesized Vocaloid character of himself.

65th Position

Beauty ( 美人) - Chanmina ( ちゃんみな)

Chanmina (ちゃんみな), is a South Korean Japanese rapper and pop musician. She debuted in 2016 independently, before releasing her major label debut album Miseinen in 2017.

Her first major label debut single "Fxxker" was released in 2017, followed by her debut album Miseinen (2017).[3][5] In the same year, Chanmina released the extended play Chocolate, which was recorded in Los Angeles.[5] The following year, Chanmina switched labels to Warner Music Japan.[2] The title song from her second album Never Grow Up was used as the theme song for the Japanese drama Jigoku no Girlfriend and became a sleeper hit, reaching over 10 million views on YouTube eight months after the song's release, and receiving a gold certification for streaming from the RIAJ.[6][7]

In September 2021, Chanmina's song "I'm a Pop" was featured in the Netflix film Kate,[8] leading the song to chart in the United States on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[9] Chanmina released her third studio album, Harenchi in October, featuring "Voice Memo No. 5", "Picky", "Angel" and "Bijin"; songs she had released as singles or as leading tracks from extended plays in 2020 and 2021.[10]

It was announced in a video by All-Nippon News Network on January 14, 2022, that Chanmina will debut in South Korea in summer 2022.

98th Position

Crayon - ZOT on the WAVE & Fuji Taito

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