BTS‘s “Butter” has been topping charts since its release, and it looks like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon!
This week’s Billboard chart ranking has officially been released, revealing BTS with their hit single “Butter” as the No.1 song on the Hot 100 chart for the fourth consecutive week. It is now the group’s longest-leading No. 1 song, surpassing “Dynamite,” which had a three-week run. Billboard also revealed that out of all of the 54 songs in history that have debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, “‘Butter’ is just the 13th to spend its first four weeks at No. 1.”
The group beat out Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u,” as well as Dua Lipa and DaBaby’s “Levitating,” “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat and SZA, and Justin Bieber‘s “Peaches,” which rounded out the Hot 100 top five.
“Butter,” released on May 21 and racked up 32.2 million streams, and sold 242,800 download units in just its first week. It has also been getting a lot of radio airplay and has become a favorite song for users on TikTok. For this past week, “Butter” had 12.5 million streams in the United States, along with 111,400 purchased downloads. Radio airplay attracted 25.8 million audience impressions (up 6%).
BTS became the first South Korean music act to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Dynamite.” Now, they are the first Asian act to hold No. 1 for four consecutive weeks, beating Kyu Sakomoto‘s 1963 hit, the Japanese-language song “Sukiyaki,” which had held No. 1 for three weeks.
Since the announcement, BTS has posted a message of gratitude to their fandom, ARMY. Guinness World Records also chimed in, commenting, “legends,” and we couldn’t agree more with that statement!
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 21, 2021