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INI’s ‘LOUD’ Shoots to No. 1 on Japan Hot 100, Da-iCE’s ‘I wonder’ Makes It to Top 10

INI’s “LOUD” reaches the top of the Billboard Japan Hot 100 on the chart released July 3.

“LOUD” is the lead track from the 11-member boyband’s sixth single, THE FRAME. Powered by sales and downloads, it becomes the group’s third single to reach the top of the Japan Hot 100. The group marked their highest first-week CD sales and downloads with 812,184 CDs and 28,867 downloads (up approximately 2,800% from last week), while coming in at No.2 for radio airplay, No.9 for streaming (up 200%), and No. 14 for video views.

Sakurazaka46‘s “Jigoujitoku” comes in at No. 2. Like INI, the group also recorded their highest weekly CD sales with 762,455 copies, hitting No. 2 for sales, while coming in at No. 3 for downloads, No. 5 for streaming, No. 57 for radio airplay, and No. 34 for video views.

Creepy Nuts’ “Bling-Bang-Bang-Born” slips to No. 3. Despite the drop in the rankings, the track’s total points have gone up, with streaming, radio airplay and video views all increasing slightly.The track is in the top 5 for all metrics of the chart this week, with the exception of radio airplay.

Debuting at No. 4 is NCT WISH’s “Songbird”, the title track of their second single. 103,340 copies sold puts it at No. 3 for CD sales, surpassing the sales of their debut single “WISH.”  Meanwhile, the song peaks at No. 4 for radio airplay, starting with the same overall rank as their previous single.

Da-iCE’s “I wonder” climbs 11-8, marking the song’s first top 10 since debuting at No. 68 on the Japan Hot 100 dated May 1. Notably, the song not only increased its rankings, but also its points in all indicators except radio airplay, partly due to the buzz around their appearance on “THE FIRST TAKE.”

Additionally, songs by NewJeans, who held their first solo concert in Japan at the Tokyo Dome on June 26 and 27, are rising across the board. Mainly due to an increase in streaming, “Supernatural” rises 8-7 and “How Sweet” climbs 29-24, while “OMG” and “ETA”, both released last year, have returned to the chart again.

See the full Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, tallying the week from June 24 to 30, here. For more on Japanese music and charts, visit Billboard Japan’s English Twitter account.

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