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.
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 10 new Japan music 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.
Below you will find:
The Billboard place / The song title in English (the same but in Japanese) / the name of the group/artist in English (the same but in Japanese)
"High Purity romance" (高純度romance) - KinKi Kids
With the concept declared on the youtube video released: “"Romance is pure communication that connects people" Because we are in a world where we tend to lose our dreams and hopes, we value the connection between people.”
KinKi Kids' song "High Purity romance" sold 169,404 singles, a little less than the previous single. They are still on a good track.
KinKi Kids are a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates. Although the members share the same surname, the only relation they have to each other is that they both hail from the Kinki region, hence the duo's name. KinKi Kids was formed in 1993 and officially debuted on July 21, 1997.
Tsuyoshi Domoto official
https://tsuyoshi.in/ ( website)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boZsxp1aC_o (trailer from a theatre performance)
Eternal coming day (永遠のあくる日) Ado
Recently, singer "Ado" has gained a lot of followers on YouTube and Twitter. Its identity is shrouded in secrecy, but its incredible singing ability and stage presence has generated a lot of interest. In particular, the songs produced by famous Vocaloid P have seen a surge in viewership. For example, "Osmanthus fragrans" produced by Whale and participated by Ado has racked up over 10 million views on YouTube.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ado1024imokenp
Official Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/c/Ado1024
Nijiiro Stories ( ニジイロストーリーズ) - Wonderlands x Showtime (ワンダーランズ×ショウタイム)
Wonderlands x Showtime, often abbreviated to WxS, is a musical show unit formed by five part-time actors in the Phoenix Wonderland stage and under the Oster Project. This is virtual personas and performances just like the famous miku, the vocaloid. The concept surrounds the same project.
Actually… Nogizaka46 ( 乃木坂46 )
Nogizaka46 is a Japanese female idol group. The group was produced by Yasushi Akimoto, and they are the official rival of the group AKB48. They are the first group from the Sakamichi Series, which also includes sister groups Sakurazaka46 (formerly Keyakizaka46), Yoshimotozaka46, and Hinatazaka46.
Nogizaka46 has had a lot of success over the years. They’ve released 28 singles and 5 compilation albums, and each of their singles since the third one has reached number 1 on the weekly Oricon chart. Additionally, each single release has sold at least 1 million copies. They’ve also created radio shows, theater productions, television programs, and films. Some notable examples include NogiBingo!, Hatsumori Bemars, Nogizaka Under Construction and Asahinagu.
Official website: https://www.nogizaka46.com/
Mercury x boogie back nice vocal tonight (水星 × 今夜はブギー・バック nice vocal ) - Tomoko Ikeda x TENDRE ( 池田智子 × TENDRE )
No information was found at the time I wrote this post. If I find it, this post will be updated.
New My Normal ( ニュー・マイ・ノーマル ) - Mrs.GREEN APPLE
Mrs. GREEN APPLE is a three-member Japanese rock band from Tokyo that made its major debut in 2015 with EMI Records. They are known for performing the ending theme to the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V as well as their first full album, Twelve, which placed 10th on the Japanese national Oricon charts. Their song "Inferno" is used as the opening theme for the first season of the anime Fire Force.
Official website: https://mrsgreenapple.com/
R4U – BUDDiiS
Formed in September 2020, Stardust's 11-member dance and vocal group BUDDiiS has garnered attention on social media platforms ever since its formation. As of April 2022, TikTok has amassed over 210,000 followers! In May 2021, they released their debut album "CLICK ME" and "ALIEN BOY" consecutively, followed by their 3rd Digital Single "Under The Sea" in August and 4th Digital Single "To The Top" in October.
Official website : https://buddiis.com/
As long as I love (with 稲葉浩志) - TK from Ling tosite Shigure (TK from 凛として時雨 )
TK ,stands for Toru Kitajima. He is the vocal and guitar of the band Ling tosite shigure (凛として時雨). The band was formed in Saitama, a city little up north from Tokyo, Japan in 2002. TK (vocal, guitar) and 345 (vocal, bass) started first and Pierre Nakano (drums) joined shortly thereafter. In 2004, they had the nationwide concert tour and sold over 2,000 copies of their indie CDs. In 2005, the band released their first album “#4” by their own label “NAKANO Records”
Official website (band) - https://www.sigure.jp/
Official Twitter ( Band) - https://twitter.com/sigure_official
Official Instagram ( TK) - https://www.instagram.com/tk_snsfakeshow/
Dont forget ! New post Sunday with Japan Billboard review of the longest song and artist on the Japan music charts...