J-pop boy band Kanjani Eight’s “Re:LIVE” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Aug. 17 to 23, selling more than one-third of one million CDs in its first week.
With 334,392 units reported, the single performed better than the Johnny’s group’s previous tunes (“Tomoyo” at 269,512 copies and “crystal” at 221,496 copies), leading physical sales and Twitter mentions while also coming in at No. 2 for look-ups.
The song at No. 2 this week, NMB48’s “Datte datte datte,” with 224,236 copies shifted in its first week (No. 2 for sales), eclipsing the girl group’s previous single “Hatsukoi shijou shugi.”
Usually when a song hits No. 1 for sales, it also leads look-ups, which counts the number of times a CD is ripped to a computer. But Official HIGE DANdism leads the metric this week with “HELLO,” though the single falls 5-11 on the Japan Hot 100. … Read the rest