Ado as Uta is the first artist in history to do so
As reported last week, Ado had earned Oricon’s coveted “Weekly Digital Ranking Triple Crown” for three weeks in a row – the first artist in history to do so. This week Ado, performing under the name of Uta, has once again made history by earning the same title for a 4th consecutive week for her One Piece Film: Red songs.
Uta as Ado’s “New Genesis” was downloaded 20,463 times for 1st place in the digital sales charts, marking its 5th week at the top for a total of 188,313 downloads.
In the digital streaming charts, “New Genesis” was played 15,977,253 times on streaming services, topping the charts for a 4th week in a row, as well as being played more than 10 million times for four weeks in a row. In total, the single has been streamed 122,893,505 times.
Ado also made up the rest of the top four streaming slots with “I'm Invincible” came in second (total streams 59,661,169), “Fleeting Lullaby” coming in third (for a total of 42,057,175 streams) and “Backlight” in fourth place (with a total of 57,662,397 streams). This is the 4th week in a row Ado as Uta has made up the top four spot.
On the album side, “Uta no Uta ONE PIECE FILM RED” has once again come in 1st on the Weekly Digital Album Ranking, marking the 4th week doing so.
One Piece Film: Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll, who'll be releasing the film internationally across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand sometime this fall, describes the seafaring musical adventure as such:
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks' daughter.
The One Piece TV anime is also still going strong, with over 1,000 episodes of the series streaming right here on Crunchyroll, with new episodes coming out as they air in Japan.
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.