Billboard Japan

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Billboard Japan is a sister organization of the U.S.-based music magazine Billboard. It is operated by the Japanese Osaka-based company Hanshin Contents Link (a subsidiary of Hanshin Electric Railway), holding an exclusive licence from Billboards parent company to the Billboard brand name in Japan,"Hanshin Contents Link, the operator of Billboard Japan":

and manages, among others, the website www.billboard-japan.com and several "Billboard Live"-branded music clubs located in the country.

In February 2008, Hanshin Contents Link, under licence from Billboard, launched the Billboard Japan Hot 100 music chart. As of 2016, the list of charts compiled by Billboard Japan also includes an albums chart named Billboard Japan Hot Albums, sales-only-based charts Top Singles Sales, Top Albums Sales, Top Jazz Albums Sales, and Top Classical Albums Sales, a radio-airplay chart named Radio Songs, an animation music chart named Hot Animation, and a chart for foreign songs named Hot Overseas.

Since 2010, Billboard Japan holds an annual awards ceremony called the Billboard Japan Music Awards, which honors domestic and international artists who achieved the best results on Billboard Japans music charts during the previous year.

Charts

Singles and tracks

Chart titleChart typeNumber of positionsDescription
Japan Hot 100physical sales + digital sales + streaming + airplay + video playback + tweets + CD reading on PC100Charts for comprehensive released songs * First launched on March 3, 2008
Hot Animationphysical sales + digital sales + streaming + airplay + video playback + tweets + CD reading on PC20Charts for anime and video game music songs * First launched on December 1, 2010
Hot Overseasphysical sales + digital sales + streaming + airplay + video playback + tweets + CD reading on PC20Charts for internationally released songs by Western artists * First launched on December 9, 2013
Top Singles Salesphysical sales100Chart for top-selling physical singles sales * One of the component charts of the Japan Hot 100
Download Songsdigital sales100Chart for top-selling digital song sales * One of the component charts of the Japan Hot 100 * Launched on October 9, 2017 after Radio Songs Chart became defunct
Streaming Songsstreaming100Chart for top-streaming songs * One of the component charts of the Japan Hot 100 * Launched on October 9, 2017 after Radio Songs Chart became defunct
Top User Generated Songsvideo playback20Chart for top-user-generated views songs from YouTube views * One of the component charts of the Japan Hot 100 * Launched on December 7, 2020
Heatseekers Songsdigital sales + streaming + airplay + video playback20Chart for songs from new artists that have never attained the top 20 of the Japan Hot 100. * Launched on December 7, 2020
TikTok Weekly Top 20usage and viewer from TikTok20Chart for songs used in video-focused social networking service TikTok * Launched on December 8, 2021

Albums

Chart titleChart typeNumber of positionsDescription
Hot Albumsphysical sales + digital sales + Look Up100Charts for comprehensive released albums (include extended plays) * Launched on June 4, 2015, replaced from Top Albums
Top Albums Salesphysical sales100Chart for top-selling physical album sales * One of the component charts of the Hot Albums
Download Albumsdigital sales100Chart for top-selling digital album sales * Launched on October 9, 2017 * One of the component charts of the Hot Albums

Artists

Chart titleNumber of positionsDescription
Artist 100100Chart for the artists who earned points at Japan Hot 100 and Hot Albums * Launched on December 7, 2020
Hot 100 Lyricists100Chart for the lyricists who earned points at Japan Hot 100 * Launched on December 7, 2020
Hot 100 Composers100Chart for the composers who earned points at Japan Hot 100 * Launched on December 7, 2020

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