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Aimer’s Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Song Tops Billboard Japan Hot 100 for Record-Tying 7th Straight Week

Aimer’s Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Song Tops Billboard Japan Hot 100 for Record-Tying 7th Straight Week

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“Zankyō Sanka” ranked #1 for 9 whole weeks, additionally streamed over 100 million instances


Aimer‘s new tune “Zankyō Sanka” (Song of Reverberation), the opening theme tune for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) tv anime, ranked #1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart for the seventh consecutive week (February 21-27). It was additionally the tune’s ninth week at #1 on the chart general.

The solely different tune to rank #1 for seven straight weeks on Oricon’s chart was Gen Hoshino‘s 2016 tune “Koi.” Like “Zankyō Sanka,” “Koi” additionally debuted in December and achieved its feat within the following yr. “Koi” finally ranked #1 on the chart a complete of 11 instances, in comparison with 9 instances up to now for “Zankyō Sanka.”

Billboard Japan additionally experiences that the tune has been streamed over 100 million instances after 12 weeks. It is the fifth quickest tune to perform this feat. (BTS did it in six weeks with “Butter,” whereas LiSA did it in seven weeks together with her Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train theme tune “Homura.”)

Billboard Japan just lately revised its level system for the Japan Hot 100 chart in June final yr to emphasise songs and singles which have stayed on charts longer than singles which have “explosive” gross sales over a single week.

“Zankyō Sanka” ranked #1 on Oricon’s weekly streaming rating for the seventh time since its digital launch on December 6 final yr, marking the fourth time the tune has spent on the highest of the chart. Aimer is additionally the eighth artist or group to document greater than 10 million streams in a single week since Oricon started posting its charts in 2018.

The tune shipped bodily on a CD single on January 12, with Aimer‘s picture tune “Asa ga Kuru” (Daybreak) for a similar anime because the B-side tune. The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime ended on February 13.

Source: Billboard Japan (hyperlink 2) through Otakomu


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