BE:FIRST’s “Scream” Debuts at No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 – Billboard

BE:FIRST’s “Scream” debuts at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated August 3.

The first single from the septet’s debut album BE: 1 scheduled for August 31 dropped last Monday (July 25) and created quite the buzz, elevating the track to No. 1 for downloads (15,304 units), video (5,015,160 views) and Twitter mentions. The song also comes in at No. 2 for streaming (8,290,751 streams) and radio airplay, excelling in five metrics of the chart’s methodology.

Veteran Johnny’s duo Kinki Kids bowed to No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100 this week with “Amazing Love,” which sold 169,070 copies in its first week. The track came in at No. 1 for sales and searches, which counts the number of times a CD is ripped on a computer, but failed to rack up enough points in other metrics – No. 10 for radio, #31 for Twitter, #87 for video — to overtake BE:FIRST’s “Scream” for a debut number.

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The song that has kept “Scream” at bay in streaming is “W/X/Y” by Tani Yuuki. While slowing down in terms of numbers from 8,776,618 to 8,572,812 streams this week, the long-running hit – it’s been sailing in the top 10 for 17 weeks now, peaking at No. 3 on the chart dated April 25 and May 11 – holds at the top of the metric for the second week in a row and comes in at No. 6 on the last count.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, Twitter, YouTube, and GYAO mentions! video views, Gracenote searches and karaoke data.

Check out the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, counting the week of From July 25 to 31, here.