Spotify has released its rankings for the most played Japanese artists and songs overseas in 2022.
YOASOBI tops the artist chart for the second year in a row.
Fujii Kaze‘s “Shinunoga E-Wa” is the most played Japanese song overseas this year. Its virality started on social media in Asia in July of this year. Since then, it has charted in all 74 regions where Spotify has a Viral Chart, topping 23 of those charts. In doing so, Kaze became the first Japanese act to surpass ten million monthly listeners on Spotify.
There was also a ranking of the foreign countries that listened to “Shinunoga E-Wa” the most this year. The United States topped that ranking.
See the rest of the rankings below!
Most Played Japanese Artists Overseas
- Hisaishi Joe
- Sawano Hiroyuki
- ONE OK ROCK
Most Played Japanese Songs Overseas
- Fujii Kaze – Shinunoga E-Wa
- YOASOBI – Yoru ni Kakeru
- Sim – The Rumbling
- Eve – Kaikai Kitan
- LiSA – Gurenge
- Aimer – Zankyou Sanka
- Teriyaki Boyz – Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)
- Higuchi Ai – Akuma no Ko
- Vickeblanka – Black Catcher
- TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – unravel
Countries That Played Fujii Kaze’s “Shinunoga E-Wa” the Most
- United States
- The Philippines