LiSA's 'Homura' Gives Artist the Title of 1st Solo Female Artist in Japan to be Streamed Over 300 Million Times
The single was the theme to the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film
Oricon revealed today that J-pop superstar LiSA became the first female solo artist in Japan to have a song be streamed over 300 million times. The song in question was her 2020 smash hit "Homura." The single features as the theme song to the 2020 anime film Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, which became the highest-grossing anime film ever around the world during its run.
According to Oricon, "Homura" has been streamed 300,139,425 times since it was released on October 14, 2020, and has stayed in the top ten of the weekly streaming charts for 53 weeks, ranking number 1 for the first seven weeks of release.
The Oricon streaming chart was introduced in December 2018 and tracks songs on Apple Music, Amazon Music, AWA, KKBOX, TOWER RECORDS MUSIC powered by レコチョク, YouTube, YouTube Music, LINE MUSIC, and Rakuten Music. Notably, Spotify and other western-based services are currently not tracked through Oricon, making LiSA's feat even more remarkable.
Daryl Harding is a 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.