LiSA's song 'Homura' is declared 'Song of the Year' in Japan
LiSA's seventeenth single and main theme song from the film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen, “Homura”, was recognized as “Song of the Year” at the sixty-second edition of the “Japan Record Awards” held on 30 December in Japan. This is the first time in four years that a woman has earned the award since Kana Nishino earned it in 2016. LiSA thanked composer Yuki Kajiura, Kimetsu no Yaiba author Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable Animation Studios, and the production company. Aniplex, Sony Music and his fans during his speech.
The organizing committee of the "Japan Record Awards" had already announced in November that the franchise based on Koyoharu Gotouge's manga, Kimetsu no Yaiba, had received one of the "Special Recognition Awards", which are given to people or projects that they attracted widespread public attention or captured the essence of the time. The other winners of this recognition were Uru, NiziU, Seiko Matsuda and Kenshi Yonezu.
Recently, LiSA's single “Homura” achieved its 11th consecutive week at the top of the Japanese portal Oricon's “Digital Singles Ranking”, breaking the ten-week record set by Kenshi Yonezu's single “Lemon” in 2018, totaling 31,363. downloads in the period from December 21 to 27 for a cumulative 770,556 downloads.
On the physical sales side, the single accumulated 56,149 physical copies sold, also in the period from December 21 to 27 of this year, obtaining the fifth position in the Oricon “Physical Sales Ranking” of Oricon, adding 1,004,879 copies. sold since launch. It is the first single this year to surpass one million copies sold, and the second by LiSA to surpass this mark, after “Gurenge”.
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