Hoshino Gen and back number Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 1/2 – 1/8

During the year end chart rush of last month, it was decided that Arama! Japan will cover the Billboard Japan charts in 2017, due to how they factor in many different criteria as opposed to just physical sales. The Hot 100 and Hot Album charts represent a more comprehensive view of the Japanese music industry. Since the first chart week that is fully inside of 2017 has ended, we will now start this.

Hoshino Gen’s “Koi” topped the Hot 100 chart for the eighth non-consecutive week.

back number’s best album “Encore” topped the Hot Albums chart for the second week in a row.

Note: An explanation of these charts can be found here.

Hot 100

1. [-] Hoshino Gen – Koi

2. [NEW] Busaiku – Michishirube

3. [NEW] Kamen Joshi – Kamen Tairiku ~Perusonia~ / ISUMI ~Shikisai no Machi de~

4. [↑1] Piko-Taro – PPAP

5. [↓2] RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense

6. [↑2] Keyakizaka46 – Silent Majority

7. [-] back number – Happy End

8. [↑1] Keyakizaka46 – Futari Saison

9. [↑1] Nogizaka46 – Sayonara no Imi

10. [↑20] Suchmos – STAY TUNE

Hot Albums

1. [-] back number – Encore

2. [NEW] KinKi Kids – Ballad Selection

3. [↓2] SMAP – SMAP 25 YEARS

4. [NEW] Little Glee Monster – Joyful Monster

5. [↓2] Utada Hikaru – Fantôme

6. [↓2] RADWIMPS – Ningen Kaika

7. [NEW] Bodan Shonen Dan – THE BEST OF Bodan Shonen Dan -KOREA EDITION-

8. [↓3] RADWIMPS – Kimi no Na wa.

9. [NEW] Bodan Shonen Dan – THE BEST OF Bodan Shonen Dan -JAPAN EDITION-

10. [↓3] Hoshino Gen – YELLOW DANCER

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