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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Japan's Musical Triumph on Spotify: YOASOBI, Mrs. GREEN APPLE, and Fujii Kaze Dominate Global Charts

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Spotify, the audio streaming giant with over 570 million users worldwide, recently unveiled its annual rankings, highlighting the musical trends of 2023 based on listening data. Here's a glimpse into Japan's exceptional presence on the global stage:

Japan's Chart-Toppers on Spotify:

1. Most Streamed Song in Japan:

  • YOASOBI's "Idol" claimed the top spot, becoming the fastest domestic track to surpass 200 million plays in Spotify Japan's daily charts, holding the #1 position for over three months.

2. Most Streamed Artist in Japan:

  • Mrs. GREEN APPLE secured the title of the most listened-to artist domestically. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the group's Spotify plays exceeded 1 billion in January.

3. Most Streamed Album in Japan:

  • Yuuri's "Ichi" and Vaundy's "strobo" maintained their dominance as the top-streamed albums.

Global Recognition for Japanese Music:

1. Overseas Hit:

  • Fujii Kaze's "Shinunoga E-Wa" continued its reign as the most-streamed Japanese song abroad for the second consecutive year on Spotify.

2. Global Artist Impact:

  • YOASOBI secured the title of the most-streamed Japanese artist worldwide for three consecutive years, emphasizing their enduring popularity beyond Japan. Fujii Kaze and XG claimed the second and third positions, showcasing a diverse range of Japanese musical talent resonating globally.


Genre Timelessness:

1. Iconic Eras:

  • Old-school classics from the '70s and '80s, including songs like "4:00 A.M." by Taeko Ohnuki and "Fly-day Chinatown" by Yasuha, continued to capture global audiences, reaffirming the enduring popularity of City Pop.

2. '90s Resurgence:

  • Utada Hikaru's "First Love" from the '90s emerged as the most-streamed '90s Japanese song globally.

Japan's sonic tapestry showcased on Spotify reflects not only the nation's rich musical heritage but also its contemporary resonance with listeners worldwide. As Japanese artists continue to leave an indelible mark on the global music scene, Spotify serves as a dynamic platform for the world to appreciate the diverse and vibrant sounds emerging from Japan.

  1. Fujii Kaze
  2. Mrs. GREEN APPLE
  3. Vaundy
  4. XG
  5. YOASOBI
  6. Yuuri
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