All Hail the Queen!
For 1 week in January and the entire month of February, Aimer have lasted and showing Japan, who is the leader of Japanese music, while combining with Japanese Culture.
And to celebrate Aimer achievement, I did this fan art on Photoshop. ( ->) I hope you all enjoy it!
Althought, Aimer's "Zankyosanka" has been leading Japan billboard for 6 consecutive weeks. It seems she is enjoying the crown! Even the POP song with Playstation theme can not compete with this Queen of the Billboard.
"Zankyosanka"[残響散歌] was ranked 1st in streaming 10,619,447 playback, 1st in download 23,562DL, 1st in video playback 4,439,104 playback, and lookup 1, she won a total of 4 crowns in the ranking. In other indicators, Aimer was ranked 8th in singles and 31st in Twitter, making a big difference to 2nd and below, and became the 8th overall leader for 6 consecutive weeks.
The anime "Kimetsu no Yaiba Yukaku Hen", which cheers up the opening theme, finally reaches its climax on February 13, last week, so the Aimer , leader position may be slowing down in the next weeks. If that starts to happen this week, the future chart actions of each index that remains high will be change and take a new leader right after the 2 week of March.
Don't forget to check whats new on the Billboard at the end of this post!
One of the japanese Singer-songwriter, I have been following for a very long time. To write this post, I doublechecked my spotify and I have at least 15 favourite musics from Aimer. She is an artist that keeps me listening through her fantastic combination of lyrics and melody, since 2017 .
This time the song that took Aimer to the number one spot - 残響散歌 (Zankyosanka) from TV animation "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Yukaku Hen opening theme . Record label sign currently with Sacra Music . Sacra Music is a Japanese record label subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The record label was established on April 1, 2017, specializing in anison music.
A bit of the lyrics translated
"If we face much hard problems We puff our chest rather than talking And we trace our light of dream, everything Won't you come here to run away?
If you aren't chosen, you should choose"
Information about the artist from the official website : https://www.aimer-web.jp/
" At the age of 15, she suddenly lost her voice due to the overuse of her throat by singing, but a few years later he got a sweet singing voice with his unique husky. She made her major debut in 2011 with the single "Rokutosei no Yoru".
4th single "If I don't meet you ~ Summer Snow Winter Flowers ~Recorded a smash hit. The song was selected from the Japanese music released in 2012 by Keisuke Kuwata on TOKYO FM "Keisuke Kuwata's Easy Night Play" (every Saturday from 23:00 to 23:55 JFN 38net) broadcast on December 15th of the same year. It was selected as the 5th place out of 20 famous songs. Continued 1st album "Sleepless Nights』Recorded the 5th place on the Oricon chart for the first time, and was nominated for the 2012 CD Shop Awards.
Performed for two days at Yokohama Arena as a support act for ONE OK ROCK 2015 “35xxxv” JAPAN TOUR. On June 3rd, the 8th single "Brave ShineWas released, and in addition to recording No. 1 on the overall single chart on iTunes, it also won No. 1 in Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. On July 29th, the 3rd album "DAWNReleased.
15th single ``Ref: rain / just dazzlingReleased. Next, we held an Asian tour with amazarashi in the form of a Thai van, with 5 performances in 4 Asian cities in Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, and Tokyo. In September, the theme song for the movie "Kasane"Black Bird Released.
16th single ``I beg you / / March of petals / Sailing ”was released, and recorded the first appearance in the Oricon weekly single ranking for the first time. 5th album on April 10th"Sun Dance" "Penny Rain"Released at the same time, and recorded the 1st place in Billboard Japan "Hot Albums". On May 5th, the theme song for the Japanese TV drama "Your Turn to Kill" Aimer "STAND-ALONEReleased as a digital single. In August, the ending theme "Vinland Saga" for the TV anime "Vinland Saga"TorchesReleased the 17th single.
Released the 6th album "Walpurgis" on April 14, and achieved his first three crowns on Billboard Japan Hot Albums, Download Albums, and Top Albums Sales. "
What's new on the billboard and artists and songs Aimer need to watch out:
Returning to the same position from 2 weeks ago:
Yuuri's "BETELGEUSE" [ ベテルギウス], who has risen to 2nd place again. This music belongs to the Japanese Drama, or Jdrama, Super Rich, Available on VIKI. This Drama is played by the singers and Actors , Akaso Eiji [ 赤楚衛二] and Machida Keita [町田啓太] . But the Drama is around a Female : " Growing up in an extraordinarily wealthy family, Mamoru Hyoga (Noriko Eguchi [ 江口 のりこ]) has never wanted for anything in her entire life. Born and raised with the world at her feet, Mamoru has never had a financial worry in her life but that doesn’t mean she grew up with everything. Having lost both of her parents at a young age, Mamoru grew up without ever knowing the warmth of her parents’ love. "
"POP SONG" Yonezu Genshi -which is a CM song for PlayStation (R),
If you watch the video music , although enjoying Playstation symbols meaning behind and the representation of someone being different from everybody else. The melody and its harmony seem to be a bit way off to me. It looks like a jazz style remix with parts of what it looks like signature music of looney tunes. But I might be wrong , but thats what I recall similar.
New to the billboard :
The Chocolate melancholy is the 3rd single of ≠ME. It was released on February 16, 2022.
◎ [JAPAN HOT 100] Top 10
1st place  "Reverberation Sanka" Aimer (9,186 sheets, 23,562DL, 10,619,447 playback)
2nd place [last week position - 4] "Betergius" Yuri (-・ 3,872DL, 8,204,958 playback)
3rd place [ last week position - 2] "POP SONG" Genshi Yonezu (-・ 12,321DL ・ 3,602,046 playback)
4th place [New ] "Chocolate melancholy" ≠ ME (69,012 sheets ・-・-)
5th place [last week position - 7] "Nothing," Makaroni Empitsu (-・ 1,940DL ・ 7,427,522 playback)
6th place [last week position - 11] "Cinderella Boy" Saucy Dog (-・-・ 7,283,442 playback)
7th place [last week position - 5] "Ichizu" King Gnu (1,403 sheets, 4,493DL ・ 6,187,370 playback)
8th place [last week position - 6] "Reverse Dream" King Gnu (-・ 5,298DL ・ 6,437,039 playback)
9th place [last week position - 8] "Dried Flower" Yuri (-・ 2,033DL ・ 5,828,333 playback)
10th place [last week position -9] "Horizon" back number (-・ 2,470 ) DL ・ 5,364,309 playback)
* () indicates the number of singles, downloads, and streaming (only within the 50th place each)