The song that hit the milestone the fastest also stayed at #1 for the 3rd longest time on the chart after 19 weeks
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According to Oricon’s weekly streaming chart, “Idol,” YOASOBI’s opening theme song for the television anime Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s Oshi no Ko manga, has been streamed 403,127,806 times. The song has been streamed 16,618,575 times in the past week alone.
The song has also been at number 1 on the chart for 19 consecutive weeks since April — the third longest time at number 1 on the chart. (HiGE DANdism’s song “Pretender” officially stayed at #1 for 34 weeks, while Aimyon’s “Marigold” stayed at #1 for 20 weeks.) The song is also the one to surpass 400 million streams. the fastest. (The next fastest title, “Subtitle” by the official HiGE DANdism, took 32 weeks to achieve the same.) Similarly, the record-holder song is the song that surpassed 100 million (five weeks), 200 million (nine weeks) fastest), and 300 million (13 weeks). Oricon has maintained this ranking since December 2018.
It is YOASOBI’s fourth overall song to exceed 400 million streams, following “Yoru ni Kakeru/Racing Into the Night”, “Kaibutsu/Monster” and “Gunjō/Blue”. This makes YOASOBI second only to the official HiGE DANdism in terms of total songs exceeding 400 million streams. (HiGE DANdism officially has 5 songs to achieve this, compared to 4 songs by YOASOBI.)
YOASOBI’s song “Idol” has also been streamed over 10 million times during its 19 weeks, the longest record in the chart’s history (“HiGE DANdism’s Subtitle” has officially attracted over 10 million weekly streams for only 18 consecutive weeks). For 12 consecutive weeks (May-July) of those 19 weeks, “Idol” was streamed over 20 million times.
In Oricon’s separate weekly digital singles chart, the song has been in the top 3 for 19 consecutive weeks since its release and peaked at #2 with 11,499 downloads over the past week. The single has a total of 455,293 downloads.
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The song also peaked at number 1 on Apple’s Music Top 100: Global chart as of June 21.
The song debuted at number 1 on Billboard Japan’s streaming songs chart on April 19, its first week on the chart after the song’s digital debut on April 12. 4 and only released as a CD single on June 14.
The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Global Excl chart. US chart (June 10). This is the first song performed in Japanese to enter the top of Global Excl. US chart. The original Japanese version had broken into the top 10 when it was released six weeks earlier. An English version was later released on May 26, taking the song to #6 on the charts. The song ranked 7th on the US Billboard’s Global 200 chart (July 1). This marks the highest ranking a Japanese artist has ever achieved in the chart’s history.
The song peaked at number one on YouTube’s Global Top Songs music chart for the week of June 30 to July 6. The song rose 22.3% to 41.9 million views that week.
The anime premiered in Japan on April 12 with the first episode being 90 minutes long and ending with the 11th episode on June 28. The anime will have a season after the second season. HIDIVE streamed the first season of the anime as it aired in Japan, and also aired an English dub. The company claims that the anime has become the streaming service’s “#1 premiere series in streaming service history”.
Akasaka, the manga’s original author, wrote the short story “45510”, which served as the basis for YOASOBI’s Song “Idol”.
Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) directed the first season at Doga Kobo. Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) handles the series’ script. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) is designing the characters.
Queen Bee performs the ending theme song “Mephisto”.
Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish) launched the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service is releasing the manga in English in digital form. digital.
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Yen Press licensed the manga and describes the story:
Gorou is a gynecologist and an idol fan who is shocked after his favorite star, Ai, announced an impromptu hiatus. Gorou didn’t realize that he was about to form a relationship that defied all common sense with her! Lying is an idol’s most powerful weapon in this quirky manga by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).
The manga won first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021, and also won the category of Best Compilation Manga at the annual Kodansha Manga Awards. 46th time last year. The series was nominated for the 26th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards last year, and has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga comes in at number 7 on the list. the top 20 manga for male readers in the 2022 edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! The guidebook (This manga is awesome!) The manga has more than 3 million copies in circulation.