YOASOBI’s ‘Idol’ Becomes Spotify’s Most Played Song Of 2023 In Japan


Digital music service, Spotify unveiled its much anticipated Spotify Wrapped, the annual compilation of the most listened to songs, artists, and podcasts for the year 2023 on Nov 30, 2023.

According to the ranking released, Japanese musical duo YOASOBI topped the charts with their third single ‘Idol’. It became Spotify’s most played song of the year 2023 in Japan. ‘Idol’ is the opening theme of the anime Oshi no Ko.

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YOASOBI’s ‘Idol’ was also the second most-played song by Japanese artist abroad.

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Expressing their excitement and gratitude, YOASOBI took to their official Twitter account to share the remarkable news.

The most played song in Japan → #YOASOBI Idol 1st place 🥇
The most played domestic artist overseas → 1st place for the third consecutive year 🥇
The most played songs by a domestic artist overseas → “Idol” 2nd place, “Yoru ni Kakeru” 5th place 🍾
Thanks to everyone! Thank you all @Spotify listeners,” they tweeted.

“Idol” digitally released on April 12, 2023, and the song solidified its dominance by maintaining a spot on Spotify Japan’s daily charts for an impressive three-month stretch, from April 14 to July 21, 2023.

Idol by YOASOBI had also secured first place on the U.S. Billboard’s global chart (excluding U.S), making it the first Japanese song to accomplish this feat. It also claimed the top spot on Apple Music’s “Top 100: Global” ranking.

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

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