Five-peat! BTS’ ‘Butter’ reigns on top of Billboard Hot 100 for 5 straight weeks

BTS’ Butter” is on top of the Hot 100 chart for the fifth straight week ((Big Hit Music / Billboard Charts) 

“It’s all thanks to #BTSARMY!”

This is a post from BTS’ Twitter account as the K-pop superstars’ single “Butter” garnered the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fifth consecutive week. 

Billboard reported that “Butter,” released on May 21, is on top of Hot 100 for the July-3 dated chart, “encompassing its entire run on the chart so far, dating to its debut in the top spot.”

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

For the July  3 chart, “Butter” garnered 12.4 million U.S. streams (as of June 24), down 1 percent from last week’s 12.5 million streams.

Here are the US streams for “Butter” since its debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100: 

July 3 chart (fifth week) - 12.4 million US streams 

June 26 (fourth week) - 12.5 million 

June 19 (third week) - 15.4 million 

June 12 (second week) - 34.5 million 

June 5 (first week) - 32.3 million   

“Butter” also had 128,400 downloads for the latest chart (as of June 24), an increase of 15 percent from last week’s 111,400 downloads. 

Here are US downloads for “Butter” in the last five weeks: 

July 3 chart (fifth week) - 128,400 downloads

June 26 (fourth week) - 111,400

June 19 (third week) - 138,400

June 12 (second week) - 140,200

June 5 (first week) - 242,800 

In addition, “Butter” recorded 27.6 million radio airplay audience impressions (as of June 27), an increase of 6 percent from last week’s 25.8 million. 

The US radio airplay audience impressions for “Butter” in the last five weeks are: 

July 3 chart (fifth week) - 27.6 million impressions 

June 26 (fourth week) - 25.8 million 

June 19 (third week) - 24.6 million 

June 12 (second week) - 22.4 million

June 5 (first week) - 18.1 million 

Billboard added that “Butter” is the 11th song to stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for at least five weeks among 54 tracks that debuted at No. 1 on the chart. 

“It's the first 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. Only one song by a group has topped the Hot 100 for more weeks from its debut than ‘Butter’: Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's ‘One Sweet Day,’ which spent its first 16 weeks on the chart at No. 1 in 1995-96, a record reign from a song's entrance among all titles,” according to Billboard. 

It added, “Notably, ‘Butter’ has sold at least 100,000 in each of its first five weeks (128,400, after 111,400, 138,400, 140,200 and, in its debut week, 242,800). It's the first song to link such a streak since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's ‘Despacito,’ featuring Justin Bieber, cleared 100,000 in 12 consecutive weeks in May-August 2017. ‘Butter’ is the first song to sell more than 100,000 in each of its first five weeks of release since Ed Sheeran's ‘Shape of You,’ which did so in its first five frames in March-April 2017.”

“Butter” also topped the Digital Song Sales chart for five consecutive weeks, climbed to 18th place from 24th on Streaming Songs and rose to 22nd from 25th place on Radio Songs.