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Nogizaka46’s ‘Monopoly’ Shoots to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100

Nogizaka46’s “Monopoly” blasts into No. 1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated Dec. 13, stopping Ado’s “Show” from adding another week to its six-week streak atop the chart.

The 34th single by the popular J-pop girl group launched with 691,515 CDs, which is 13 percent more than the first-week figure for its previous single, “Ohitorisama Tengoku.” The track rules sales while also coming in at No. 9 for downloads (4,361 units) and radio airplay.

Ado’s “Show” slips to No. 2 after ten inconsecutive weeks at No. 1, but still maintains momentum. The USJ Halloween event theme racked up 11,181,079 streams (6 percent gain) and 3,487,800 views (5 percent gain) on video this week to hold at No. 1 respectively, while collecting 13,488 downloads (35 percent gain) to come in at No. 2. 

YOASOBI’s “Idol,” Billboard Japan’s No. 1 Song of the Year, falls 2-4 this week but also gained points overall. Streaming is up 0.3 percent from the previous week to hit No. 3, while downloads increased by about 6 percent to come in at No. 11. The track also climbed in radio, rising 33-11 this week.

Both YOASOBI and Ado are set to perform live on the CDTV Live! Live! (Dec. 18) and the 74th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen on New Year’s Eve. These rare TV appearances by two of the year’s biggest acts will likely lead to expanding their reach even further, greatly influencing the performances of “Idol” and “Show” on the charts in the coming year.

After breaking into the top 10 at No. 8 last week, tuki.’s “Bansanka” rises to No. 5 this week to give the 15-year-old singer-songwriter her highest position on the Japan Hot 100 yet. The poignant love song collected 7,271,834 streams (11 percent gain) to rise 6-4 for the metric, while selling 5,784 units (37 percent gain) to hold at No. 7 for downloads. The track also comes in at No. 9 for video with 1,070,672 views (21 percent gain).

Namedaruma’s “FEEL OR BEEF BADPOP IS DEAD” soars 69-9 to give the Saitama-based hip-hop crew its first top 10 hit. The track hits No. 4 for downloads (8,498 units) and video (1,760,136 views), while also coming in at No. 13 for streaming with 4,754,588 weekly streams.

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, audio streams, radio airplay, video views and karaoke data.

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, tallying the week from Dec. 4 to 10, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard Japan’s English Twitter account.

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