BTS 1st place for 5 consecutive weeks
BTS topped the U.S. Billboard single chart for the fifth consecutive week with “Butter.”
Billboard said on the 28th (local time) that BTS’s “Butter” topped the main single chart, the “Hot 100,” on July 3.
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BTS topped the chart on June 5, followed by the chart on July 12, 19, and 26 for five consecutive weeks until July 3. It is a new record that surpassed the Billboard “Hot 100” record set last week for the fourth consecutive week and the first record set by an Asian singer on the chart.
BTS’s “Butter” and “Dynamite” are breaking their own best records, surpassing Japanese singer Sagamoto Kyu’s “Sukiyaki,” which ranked first in the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks in 1963.
According to Billboard, there are only 54 songs in history that immediately topped the Hot 100 list. Among them, only 11 songs, including “Butter,” have remained at the top for five consecutive weeks.
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Among the groups, “Butter” is the only one after Mariah Carey and Boys to Man’s hit song “One Sweet Day,” which topped the charts for 16 consecutive weeks immediately after entering the charts in 1995.
According to MRC data quoted by Billboard, the number of music downloads for “Butter” recorded 128,400 during the 18th to 24th aggregation period. The figure is 14 times higher than Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good For You” (9,200 cases), a 15 percent increase from the previous week.
Billboard said it was the first time since British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in 2017 that it has sold more than 100,000 per share for five consecutive weeks since its release. With overwhelming sales, BTS also topped the digital song sales chart for the fifth consecutive week.
Meanwhile, the number of streams dropped 1% from the previous week to 12.4 million. Nevertheless, it ranked 24th to 18th on the streaming song chart. Radio listeners rose 6 percent to 27.6 million, up three notches to 22nd on the Radio Song chart.
BTS Suga said on Weverse, a fan community, “It’s worth not sleeping for five consecutive weeks. Five weeks is a bit scary and I’m glad. “I love you, ARMY. Thank you so much. Let’s have fun.” “Thank you so much for being number one for five weeks. Thanks to ARMY, I’m experiencing amazing things. “I love you.”
BTS is also announcing the release of a CD with additional new songs along with “Butter” on the 9th. Expectations are high as Ed Sheeran, who collaborated with “Make It Right” in 2019, participated in the new song.