YOASOBI’s Oshi no Ko Song ‘Idol’ Places 9th in Billboard Chart

Yoasobi Idol Oshi no Ko
Image via YOASOBI on Youtube

An English language version of the YOASOBI song “Idol” reached 9th place on the Billboard Global 200 music chart. The song, originally performed in Japanese, appears as the opening theme song for the anime Oshi no Ko. “Idol” is the first song originally in Japanese to reach the top of the Global (excluding US) Billboard chart.

You can see the official YOASOBI Twitter account’s celebratory tweet below. In it, the group also plugged their first U.S. performance at the Head in the Clouds 2023 festival in Los Angeles.

You can also see Billboard’s full chart of 200 songs here.

A breakout hit, “Idol” broke 23 million views on Youtube within a week of being uploaded. YOASOBI then released an English language version of the Oshi no Ko song. After it did, the original Japanese version broke the Oricon weekly streaming record. The music video was made by Doga Kobo, the studio that also developed the Oshi no Ko anime adaptation, and features series characters Ai, Aqua and Ruby Hoshino. The English version uses the same video with lyrics translated by Konnie Aoki and vocals by Ikura, who also sang the original Japanese version of the song.

Oshi no Ko is available to watch on HIDIVE or Netflix. You can listen to “Idol” in English or Japanese via the YOASOBI’s Youtube channel.

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