BTS Scripts Billboard History As “Butter” Tops Hot 100 For 6th Week


Seoul: BTS’ “Butter” stayed its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, encompassing its entire run on the ranking so far, dating to its debut at the apex.

With this latest achievement, “Butter” has broken its own record for the longest-running No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 by any Asian act in history.

Additionally, as reported last week, only one song by a group has ever topped the Hot 100 for more weeks from its debut: Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 hit “One Sweet Day,” which topped the chart for 16 straight weeks starting with its debut.

“Butter” was also the top-selling song of the week: according to MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music), the song racked up 11 million streams and 153,600 combined sales (downloads, cassette, and vinyl) in the week ending on July 1. “Butter” also garnered 28.3 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending on July 4.

The seven-piece act now has 10 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 records, with “Butter” leading the list with six times at No. 1, followed by “Dynamite” with three, and “Life Goes On” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” with one each.

BTS last month became the first Asian artist to hit No. 1 for four straight weeks. Previously, Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto held the title with “Sukiyaki” in 1963.

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