Last week, BTS made history as they became the first Asian act to top Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fourth consecutive week. It appears that the group is going to continue breaking records and make history because they are definitely not going anywhere.
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 fifth consecutive week as it is the top-selling song of the week. Based on the week ending with June 24, it has 12.4 million streams and 128,400 downloads sold (up by 15%) in the United States. With radio airplay impressions up 6% this past week, it contributed 27.6 million impressions!
Since last week, it has become the group’s longest-leading No. 1 song, surpassing “Dynamite,” which had a three-week run. BTS are the first Asian act to spend ten cumulative weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. “Butter” has spent five weeks at No. 1 while “Dynamite” was three weeks, “Life Goes On” was one week, and “Savage Love Remix” was one week.
— 𝗸⁷♡ ꜱᴛʀᴇᴀᴍ ʙᴜᴛᴛᴇʀ💛🧡 (@prodmiinsuga) June 28, 2021
Billboard has 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 11th to spend its first five weeks at No. 1.” Besides that, BTS is now the longest No. 1 debut by a group, surpassing the 1998 hit song “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. They are also the first Asian act to achieve five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100.
“Butter” has sold over 100,000 downloads in each of the five weeks since its release. Billboard reported that it is “the first song to link such a streak since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s hit song ‘Despacito,’ featuring Justin Bieber, cleared 100,000 in 12 consecutive weeks in May-August 2017.” Similarly, “Butter” is also the first song in four years to sell at least 100,000 downloads in the United States in each of its first five weeks. The last was “Shape of You” by their friend and collaborator Ed Sheeran. He even congratulated them on the accomplishment on his social media!
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 28, 2021
BTS have expressed their excitement and disbelief over their latest accomplishment on Twitter and Weverse. RM even made and posted a meme about it!
무슨 일이 일어나고 있나요? pic.twitter.com/NPFaHeCByL
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 28, 2021
We can definitely expect more records to be broken soon!