Kenshi Yonezu’s “Lemon” Confirmed for CD Release in China & Taiwan

28.March.2018 | MUSIC

Kenshi Yonezu‘s single Lemon was released on March 14th and has since been certified as a million seller, with 300,000 physical copies shipped and 752,000 downloads recorded in the first week of release. In the latest Weekly Digital Single Rankings for April 2nd on Oricon, the song has made history with 6 weeks in the number one spot as well as 783,000 downloads. For the CD Single Rankings, it placed second for two weeks. The hype around Lemon continues with overwhelming sales for both the digital and physical editions.

米津玄師 Lemon

Lemon was also released on iTunes overseas, crowning at the top of the iTunes charts in Hong Kong and Taiwan for March 19th. Its popularity has resulted in demand for a CD release – and those cries have been met. The CD will be released in late-April in Taiwan and early-August in China. More details will be announced at a later date.


“Lemon” Music Video


The music video for Lemon broke 40 million views in 4 weeks, and support looks like it won’t be stopping anytime soon. The number of people listening to it outside Japan is also on the rise. Kenshi Yonezu’s music has reached people overseas since the beginning, but dedicated support seems to be spreading and firmly rooting itself there too.


Kenshi Yonezu’s popularity is only set to grow with his overseas CD release.



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.)


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