BTS’ ‘Butter’ 7th on Hot 100 after 9 weeks at No. 1; on top of Digital Song Sales for 11th week

Published August 17, 2021, 7:56 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

BTS (left) and the Aug. 21-dated Billboard Hot 100 chart (Twitter / Billboard Charts) 

K-pop superstars BTS’ “Butter” grabbed seventh place on Billboard Hot 100 from fourth last week after spending nine weeks at No. 1 on the chart.

According to Billboard, “Butter” took seventh place on the Aug. 21-dated chart as “Stay” by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber took the No. 1 spot for the second straight week.

This is the 12th straight week since June 5 that BTS stayed in the top 10 on Hot 100. Of the 12 weeks, “Butter” spent nine weeks at No. 1 while “Permission to Dance” took the No. 1 spot on the July 24-dated chart.

Here are the Hot 100 top 10 rankings of BTS’ “Butter” (and “Permission to Dance”) in the last 12 weeks:

June 5 – No. 1, first week

June 12 – No. 1, second week)

June 19 – No. 1, third week

June 26 – No. 1, fourth week

July 3 – No. 1, fifth week

July 10 – No. 1, sixth week

July 17 – No. 1, seventh week

July 24 – No. 7 / “Permission to Dance” – No. 1

July 31 – No.1, eighth week / “Permission to Dance” – No. 7

Aug. 7 – No. 1, ninth week / “Permission to Dance” – No. 9

Aug. 14 – No. 4

Aug 21 – No. 7

Billboard reported that while “Butter” slid to seventh place this week on Hot 100, it is No. 1 on the “Digital Song Sales for an 11th week (62,900, down 20%).”

Here are the US sales for “Butter”:

June 5 (No. 1, first week) – 242,800

June 12 (No. 1, second week) – 140,200

June 19 (No. 1, third week) – 138,400

June 26 (No. 1, fourth week) – 111,400

July 3 (No. 1, fifth week) – 128,400

July 10 (No. 1, sixth week) – 153,600

July 17 (No. 1, seventh week) -108,800

July 24 (No. 2) – 49,800 – “Permission to Dance” (No. 1)

July 31 (No. 1, eighth week) – 115,600

Aug. 7 (No. 1, ninth week) – 112,900

Aug. 14 (No. 1, 10th week) – 79,200

Aug 21 (No. 1, 11th week) – 62,900

“Butter” still holds the record to date for the most number of weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 this year with nine, eclipsing the record of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” which spent eight weeks on top from Jan. 23 to March 13-dated charts.

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

 
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