Oshi No Ko’s Opening Theme By YOASOBI Becomes First Japanese Song To Top Billboard’s Global Charts

The official Twitter account of Billboard charts revealed on June 6, 2023, that the opening theme song of Oshi No Ko anime, ‘Idol,’ performed by YOASOBI hit no. 1 on Billboard Global Charts (excluding U.S).

This would be the first time a song originally performed in Japanese topped this chart.

YOASOBI took to Twitter to share this achievement with all the fans.

#YOASOBI’s ‘アイドル’ reaches #1 on the global charts, excluding the United States! It’s a momentous achievement as the first Japanese song to accomplish this feat. We are overjoyed and deeply grateful. Thank you so much!

Oshi No Ko opening theme song ranked no. 1 on billboard

The song also made it to top 10 list on Billboard Global 200 chart (including U.S.). As of writing, it ranks at no. 9.

Oshi No Ko opening theme song ranked Top 10 on billboard global 202

Moreover, YOASOBI also revealed another exciting news to their fans. In August 2023, they will be making their debut in U.S. at HEAD IN THE CLOUDS LA.

Rising back to 9th place on the global charts, including the United States! Exciting news! In August, #YOASOBI will be making their debut in America at HEAD IN THE CLOUDS LA! We hope this opportunity will allow their music to reach even more people around the world.

Yoasobi is a Japanese music superduo formed in 2019 by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, composed of Vocaloid producer Ayase, and singer-songwriter Ikura

Yoasobi’s debut single, “Yoru ni Kakeru”, gave them their breakthrough by reaching atop the Billboard Japan Hot 100 for six non-consecutive weeks and the 2020 year-end chart, and becoming the first song in Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) history to be certified diamond for streaming.

It was followed by several successful singles, such as Blue Period-inspired “Gunjo”, and anime series theme songs “Kaibutsu” and “Yasashii Suisei” for Beastars, “Shukufuku” for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, and “Idol” for Oshi no Ko.

Source: Twitter (1, 2)