Unstoppable BTS charts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 4th straight week with ‘Butter’

Published June 22, 2021, 7:37 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

BTS’ ‘Butter’ is No. 1 on Hot 100 for the fourth straight week (Big Hit Music / Billboard Charts) 

K-pop superstars and Grammy nominees BTS’ hit song “Butter” grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth straight week, surpassing the record of their previous hit “Dynamite.” 

Billboard reported that for the June 26-dated chart, “Butter,” released on May 21, is still on top of the Hot 100 chart. “Dynamite,” released on Aug. 21, 2020, became No. 1 on the chart for three weeks. 

For the latest Hot 100 chart, “Butter” garnered 12.5 million U.S. streams (as of June 17  based on MRC Data), down 19 percent compared to 15.4 million US streams on the June 19-dated chart, a decrease of 34.5 percent from 19.1 million streams on the June 12-dated chart and down 61 percent from 32.3 million streams in its No. 1 debut on the June-5 dated chart. 

“Butter” also recorded 111,400 downloads, a decrease of 20 percent from last week’s 138,400 downloads, down 20.5 percent from 140,200 downloads on the June 12-dated chart and down by 54 percent from 242,800 in its debut on the June 5-dated chart. 

In addition, “Butter” had 25.8 million radio airplay audience impressions as of June 20, an increase of 6 percent from last week’s 24.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, according to Billboard. This is also up by 15 percent from the 22.4 million impressions in the second week and an increase of 42.5 percent from 18.1 million impressions in its debut. 

The Billboard Hot 100 chart is based on US streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales. 

“Butter” is also No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, down to 24th from 19th place on Streaming Songs and up to 25th from 28th place on Radio Songs. 

According to Billboard, “Butter” is BTS’ fourth song to top the Hot 100 chart after “Dynamite,” “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo and “Life Goes On.”

“Of the 54 titles that have launched at No. 1, ‘Butter’ is just the 13th to spend at least its first four weeks on the chart in the top spot, or a feat that just under a quarter of all No. 1s debuts have achieved. It’s the first song to earn the honor since Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ logged its first eight frames on the Hot 100 in the pole position beginning in January, as well as the first by a group since 1998, when Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ led in its first four weeks (encompassing its entire command) that September,” added Billboard.

 
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