Kingdom Hearts 3’s Face My Fears by Skrillex and Hikaru Utada Has Reached the Billboard Top 100
The theme song for Kingdom Hearts 3 by Skrillex and Hikaru Utada has officially made its way into the Billboard Top 100 chart this month.
After well over a decade of anticipation, Kingdom Hearts 3 finally released this week to the delight of series’ fans everywhere. Outside of the game seeming to deliver on everything that fans hoped for, naturally the game also happened to have an incredible soundtrack featuring the talents of Hikaru Utada and Skrillex performing the game’s theme song, “Face My Fears.” However, the track has not just pleased Kingdom Hearts fans, but has happened to reach a wider audience by cracking the Top 100 chart from Billboard.
Billboard detailed that as of the most recent chart dated for February 2, 2019, “Face My Fears” from Hikaru Utada and Skrillex has charted among the outlet’s weekly Top 100 listings, coming in at #98. For those unfamiliar with the listings, the Billboard Top 100 charts track the most popular songs and tracks in the US in terms of sales (physical and digital), airplay through the radio, and through online streaming platforms, giving a good track record for the most popular songs and music that are trending in pop culture and entertainment.
Notably, this appearance for “Face My Fears” on the charts marks Hikaru Utada’s first ever appearance on the Billboard Top 100 in her career for a single track, after having previously charted for some of her albums. According to Billboard, the track is Utada’s best-selling debut on the World Digital Song Sales charts with over 10,000 digital sales of the track being reported by Nielsen Music.
While Utada has been known in Japan for years as a top-selling artist, this recognition of her work among US charts is certainly a big accomplishment. Given that she’s also had a long history with the Kingdom Hearts series’ previous soundtracks, such as her work on the iconic “Simple and Clean” from Kingdom Hearts and “Sanctuary” from Kingdom Hearts II, it’s fitting to see that her work on the final mainline installment in the series gets the recognition it deserves.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One. If you have yet to pick up your copy of the game and want to experience Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s final adventure — or listen to “Face My Fears” a few more times, you can grab the game now over on Amazon.
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