NiziU’s ‘CLAP CLAP’ hits #1 on the Japan Hot 100

NiziU’s “CLAP CLAP” goes 10-1 on this week’s odds Billboard Japan Hot 100ruling the chart dated July 27.

The nine-member girl group’s third single sold 149,347 copies in its first week to rule sales, while entering at No. 2 for video views, No. 10 for downloads, No. 13 for Twitter mentions, No. 17 for radio airplay, No. 33 for streaming and No. 57 for posting. The track secured the top spot on Japan Hot 100 driven by sales (though figures are halved from the group’s previous release, which launched with 347,432 copies), plus streaming (from 2,812,351 views last week to 2,862,988 this week) and video (from 3,027,385 to 2,868 impressions), which are relatively unchanged from the 3rd week before.

Singer-songwriter Tani Yuuki’s long-running hit “W/X/Y” returns to No. 1 for streaming this week with 8,776,618 streams, edging out Official HIGE DANDism’s “Mixed Nuts” (8,609,262, No. 2 ) and SEKAI NO OWARI’s “Habit” (8,357,760, No. 3). These three songs are racing ahead of around 2 million streams each from the No. 4 song for the metric.


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Gen Hoshino‘s theme song for the Japanese film Ghost book called “I Wanna Be Your Ghost (feat. Ghosts)” debuts at No. 6 on the Japan Hot 100 this week, ruling downloads with 12,463 units and also radio. In other metrics, the track comes in at No. 17 for Twitter, No. 21 for video and No. 64 for streaming. Kong Gnu’s “Ame sansan” — the No. 1 song for downloads last week — doubled its streams to jump 59-12 for the metric and rose 13-8 on the Japan Hot 100 to break into the top 10. Whether Hoshino’s new track on the same way can increase streaming in the future is the key to the song becoming a long-lasting hit.

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 18 to 24 July, here.

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