Hikaru Utada Scores First Hot 100 Hit With Skrillex Collaboration ‘Face My Fears’


The observe additionally launches at No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales.

Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada makes her first look on the Billboard Hot 100, as her single "Face My Fears," with Skrillex, debuts at No. 98 (on the chart dated Feb. 2).

The observe, which was produced by dance producer/singer Poo Bear and launched Jan. 18, serves because the opening theme for the online game Kingdom Hearts III, which was launched Jan. 29.

Utada is without doubt one of the high Japanese artists of all time and boasts a notable historical past on Billboard's U.S.-based charts. She's landed a pair of solo albums on the Billboard 200: Exodus in 2004 (No. 160 peak) and This Is the One in 2009 (No. 69). She earned her first No. 1 on the World Albums chart in 2016 along with her Japanese-language LP Fantôme.

She's additionally earned 4 Dance Club Songs hits: "Devil Inside," which spent per week at No. 1 in 2004, "Exodus '04" (No. 24 in 2005), "Come Back to Me" (No. 5 in 2009) and "Dirty Desire" (No. 16 in 2010).

"Face My Fears" earns Skrillex his eighth whole Hot 100 hit, and first since 2016's "Purple Lamborghini," with Rick Ross.

The observe concurrently debuts as Utada's first No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart, with 10,000 downloads bought, based on Nielsen Music, and at No. 9 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. She lands one other entry on World Digital Song Sales, "Simple and Clean," new at No. 21, and re-enters the Emerging Artists chart at No. 42.