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Thursday, September 03, 2020

Kenshi Yonezu's performance at Fortnite Battle Royale trends

08/27/2020 08:48:32 PM

Kenshi Yonezu has made the world buzzin' about his performance for  Fortnite’s virtual Battle Royale Game.

The J-Pop star made his presence felt during the party royale with his performance, and as a result, his name immediately trended at #1 on Twitter Worldwide.

Just days prior to the viral performance, the singer-songwriter and music producer released his 5th studio album, STRAY SHEEP, and its pre-sale numbers hit 1 million copies, and his music video for “Campanella” is sitting at over 6 million views in less than a week. Also, the album wasted no time taking over the iTunes Charts; skyrocketing to #1 under the J-Pop category in over 30 Countries/Regions, along with garnering various positions within the top 20 All Genres category in 22 Countries/Regions, 6 of which hit #1.

In addition, STRAY SHEEP achieved #1 in 54 Countries/Regions under the J-Pop Apple Music Albums Chart.

According to Billboard Japan, STRAY SHEEP has officially sold 509,127 copies within the first three days of release. This number is the highest initial sales ever since 2008, when Billboard Japan started counting CD album sales for a male solo artist. In addition, the number of shipments of this work has exceeded 1 million.

STRAY SHEEP consists of 15 songs; including Yonezu’s previously released smash hit “Lemon,” which ranked #1 on Billboard Japan’s annual cumulative charts for 2 years consecutively, making history as the first-ever act to do so. Furthermore, it’s been certified by the Japan Record Association for the fastest to achieve 3 million downloads, and the music video has broken the Japanese record for the most views; sitting at 600 million currently. “Lemon” also hit #1 in 64 Countries on the Apple J-Pop Charts.

While he has been a household name for making historical feats and numbers, Kenshi Yonezu recently became the first Japanese Artist to hit 5M Youtube subscribers, with music video views reaching over 2.8 billion total, and counting.

The past month saw the Japanese pop star releasing his music video for “Kanden,” which skyrocketed to 1M views in under 2 hours, and it sits more than 30M. This single is off his upcoming album, and it debuted at No. 2 on the Japan Hot 100, blasting in at No. 1 for downloads with 158,572 units after dropping digitally July 6; stated by Billboard. This marks Yonezu’s 13th music video to reach over 100 million views throughout his career.

Author: slickmaster | © 2020 The SlickMaster's Files

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