Kenshi Yonezu’s newest single Umi no Yuurei was released just last Monday and clocked in at number one on both Oricon’s Weekly Digital Singles for June 17 as well as on Billboard JAPAN’s “Download Songs.” It has now been revealed that the track has dominated not only the daily charts but the weekly charts too for a 2019 release.
The song’s music video hit 10 million views on YouTube in just over 4 days, Yonezu’s fastest video to do so. It has now amounted over 20 million views.
ⒸDaisuke Igarashi / Shogakukan
On its first day of release it hit number one on 26 music platforms and enjoyed 51,967 downloads according to Oricon. A week later for Oricon’s Weekly Digital Single charts, it amounted 126,715 downloads, shooting it up to top place for the weekly charts. These numbers make Umi no Yuurei the song with the most downloads after a week for a 2019 release as of today.
This is Yonezu’s 4th song to make it to number one on Oricon’s Digital Charts since December 11, 2017 following the success of LOSER, Lemon and Flamingo.
Photo by Tomokazu Yamada
Not only did Umi no Yuurei top Billboard JAPAN’s “Download Songs” but the Japan Hot 100 too. Its ability to reach number one on the charts despite not yet having a CD release is proof of its popularity.
Umi no Yuurei will be used as the main theme for the upcoming Japanese animated movie Children of the Sea.
Umi no Yuurei (Digital Release)
Release Date: June 3, 2019
Song Website: https://reissuerecords.net/special/uminoyuurei/
Kenshi Yonezu Official Website: http://reissuerecords.net/
Children of the Sea
Release Date: June 7, 2019
Official Website: www.kaijunokodomo.com
©Daisuke Igarashi / Shogakukan / “Children of the Sea” Production Committee
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