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Oshi no Ko Opening Theme Song Tops Billboard Global Chart

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YOASOBI’s opening theme song for the Oshi no Ko anime, “Idol,” has been a runaway success since the anime debuted. Now it’s adding another achievement as it managed to top the Billboard Global chart. The chart, which excludes the United States, currently has “Idol” sitting at number 1 above Fifty Fifty’s “Cupid,” Yng Lvcas x Peso Pluma’s “La Bebe” and Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers.”

This makes for a nice piece of music history, as “Idol” is the first song originally in Japanese to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Global (Excluding U.S.) chart. 

YOASOBI’s “Idol” is also in the top 10 on the regular Billboard Global 200 chart and has been at the top of the Billboard Japan Hot 100 for seven weeks. 

These charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity across over 200 territories around the world.

HIDIVE previously announced that Oshi no Ko was its biggest premiere of all time. 

Daisuke Hiramaki is directing the Oshi no Ko anime, with animation production by Doga Kobo. Manga Plus publishes the English version of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s manga digitally and describes it like so:

“In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons.” Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the “worst possible way,” setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!

Source: Billboard