BABYMETAL Single "KARATE" kicks iTunes charts in its debut

BABYMETAL's lead Single of its second studio Album "Metal Resistance" released officially on February 26 had an outstanding debut day kicking in the face the most important iTunes charts around the world, from United States to United Kingdom, but also Mexico, Sweden, Norway and more. Check more details below. 


BABYMETAL "KARATE" debuts with great reception around the world 

BABYMETAL's new song "KARATE", track 2 of the second studio album of the band "Metal Resistance" released on February 26 received great reception around the World starting in their homeland, Japan, and reaching excellent number of downloads in several countries. In addition reached the Top 5 of iTunes Rock and Metal Charts around the world. Here is a summary of the highlights after 2 days of KARATE's release. 


On February 25 "KARATE" was premiered at 20:02 UK Time on Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio 1, at the same time was also released on Spotify Australia where was already February 26. Since then the song was starting to reach other countries via Spotify and iTunes. Even the Japanese KARATE Federation tweeted about the song (click here) during the release day! 


BABYMETAL "KARATE" debut day and second day chart highlights: 


  • KARATE debuted with 3339 Official Downloads in Japan according to "Digital Sales Data".
  • #1 on iTunes Japan Rock Chart 
  • #1 on iTunes Top Heavy Metal Songs Chart
  • #1 on iTunes United Kingdom Metal Chart 
  • #1 on iTunes USA Metal Chart 
  • #1 on iTunes Final Top 100 Rock Song Downloads
  • #2 on iTunes Japan Top Songs (actual place 4th) 
  • #3 on iTunes Mexico Rock Chart
  • #3 on iTunes Netherlands Rock Chart
  • #3 on iTunes Sweden Rock Chart
  • #3 on iTunes United Kingdom Rock Chart
  • #5 on iTunes USA Rock Chart 
  • #18 on iTunes Norway Rock Chart
  • #27 on iTunes Australia Rock Chart
  • #44 on iTunes Germany Rock Chart
  • #44 on iTunes Malaysia Top Songs
  • #61 on iTunes Finland Top Songs Chart
  • #65 on iTunes Malaysia Top Songs Chart
  • #71 on iTunes Austria Rock Chart
  • #78 on iTunes Canada Rock Chart
  • #129 on iTunes Singapore  Top Songs Chart
  • #131 on iTunes Worldwide Songs Chart

In addition and as special highlight BABYMETAL's debut album reached the Top 100 albums in Latvia! 



Information based on details published on: BABYMETAL, Apple and Pop Vortex.


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