BTS’ “BE” Album Tops This Week’s Billboard Japan’s “HOT ALBUMS”

BTS Tops This Week’s Billboard Japan’s “HOT ALBUMS”

The Billboard Japan Hot 100 is a record chart in Japan compiled by Billboard Japan and Hanshin Contents Link ever since February 2008. The chart is updated every Wednesday at billboard-Japan.com (JST) and every Thursday at billboard.com (UTC). The chart combines CD single sales data from SoundScan Japan, tracking sales at physical stores across Japan, and radio airplay figures from Japan’s 32 AM and FM radio stations.

Sales from online stores, physical music stores (such as Recochoku and mora), as well as sales from iTunes Japan. Billboard Japan Hot 100 also added two additional factors: tweets relating to songs from Twitter data collected by NTT DATA, as well as data sourced from Gracenote on the number of times a CDs has been registered as being inserted into a computer.

The chart also includes both on-demand streams and YouTube views, and karaoke plays in its formula. Sales from digital stores nationwide, alongside streaming services with Apple Music, Awa and Line Music, are also recognised as points (similar to album-equivalent sales).

Congratulations BTS!