INI’s ‘Password’ Rises to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100 as BLACKPINK’s ‘Pink Venom’ Breaks into Top 10

INIs “Password” frames No. 1 on Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Aug. 31, banks Ado‘s “New Genesis” from the top spot, where it reigned for two straight weeks.

The 11-member boy band’s third single sold 737,348 copies in its first week to reach No. 1 in sales. The group also dominated posts, Twitter mentions and radio, while also doing well in other metrics – No. 5 for downloads No. 15 for streaming and No. 36 for video views. The total difference between “Password” and Ado’s “New Genesis” was about 500 points.


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INI’s latest release fared better overall compared to its previous single “CALL 119,” which launched with 742,208 CDs to top the metric along with radio and Twitter, but came in at No. 2 for airplay.

The songs from One Piece Movie: Red The soundtrack performed by Ado seems to be a little slower than the previous week, but it’s still going strong, with five songs still in the top 10 (down from six last week). Four of these continue to maintain over 10 million weekly streams. “New Genesis” slides 1-2 on Japan Hot 100, but the track continues to rule streaming, downloads and video.

Jumping 22-10 this week on the Japan Hot 100 is BLACK ROSE SAID‘s “Pink Venom”, which debuted at No. 22 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and no. 1 on Global 200, demonstrating the song’s worldwide appeal. The track is also soaring in Japan, driven by radio, streaming and video — climbing 90-7 for radio, 58-14 for streaming and 6-2 for video.

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

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart showing the week from Aug. 22 to 28, here.

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