Kenshi Yonezu’s New Single “Lemon” Breaks 1 Million Sales

21.March.2018 | MUSIC

Kenshi Yonezu has once again set a new record. His new single Lemon was released physically on March 14 and shipped over 300,000 copies straight away. The song was released digitally on February 12 and hasn’t moved from the number one spot for 5 weeks. Together with 752,000 digital downloads, Lemon has made it into the million-seller list.

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Lemon was written as the theme song for the TBS Friday drama Unnatural. In the first week of its release, the track reached number one for daily rankings across 21 digital music websites including iTunes and Recochoku, and 13 websites for weekly rankings. The Oricon Digital Single Weekly Rankings recorded 236,000 downloads in its first week of sales, and it smashed the record for “Most Downloads in First Week of Sales” and “Most Downloaded Song”. But Lemon’s force doesn’t stop there as the song recorded 686,000 downloads and peaked at number one in the latest Oricon rankings for March 26th across the past 5 weeks. In addition to breaking two records in its first week of release, the song continues to peak at number one. Lemon also earned Kenshi Yonezu the most number of CD sales – 195,000 – in Oricon’s CD Single Rankings for March 26th where he peaked at number two.


The music video for Lemon was unveiled on February 27 and garnered 1 million views in just 13 hours and 10 million views in 5 days and 11.5 hours, marking it the fastest viewed video in Kenshi Yonezu’s catalogue. As of March 19, the video has accumulated over 31 million views in 3 weeks, and in total his related videos stack up to over 800 million views.


Kenshi Yonezu – “Lemon” Music Video



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Kenshi Yonezu – New Single “Lemon”

Released: March 14, 2018

Lemon Version (First Press Limited): CD + Letter Set – \2,000 + tax [SRCL-9745~9746]

Video Version (First Press Limited): CD+DVD – \1,900 + tax [SRCL-9747~9748]

First Press Limited Edition / Regular Edition: CD Only – \1,200 + tax [SRCL-9749]

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Kenshi Yonezu 2018 LIVE Concert Ticket Application Card

Application Period: March 13, 2018 at 12:00 – March 18, 2018 at 23:59

*First press bonus is the same across all editions. Available only in first press editions and will discontinue once all have been sold.


New Live Concert:

Kenshi Yonezu 2018 LIVE

Venue: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 1-3, Chiba Prefecutre


October 27, 2018 – OPEN 16:30 / START 18:00

October 28, 2018 – OPEN 15:30 / START 17:00

(The official title of the concert will be unveiled at a later date.)


Official Homepage:

TBS Friday Drama – “Unnatural”

Currently airing every Friday at 10pm.