For five consecutive weeks, BTS‘ latest hit ‘Butter’ has been spread at #1 across a number of Billboard charts – chiefly the Hot 100.
Already etched in record books for becoming the boys’ third Hot 100 #1 debut, they not only boast more apex premieres than any other group in the chart’s 62-year history but are among few to continue dominating the tally after arriving at its summit.
In an era where most #1 debuts plummet from the top at just their second week, ‘Butter’ boasts buoyancy. In fact, of the 54 songs in history that have debuted atop the Hot 100, ‘Butter’ is just the 11th to spend its first five weeks there. It’s the second #1 debut by a group to log as many weeks at the top, following Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s 90’s smash ‘One Sweet Day’ (which logged its first 16 weeks at #1).
Note: MC and B2M hold the record for the longest-reigning Hot 100 #1 debut overall.
Look below to see the numbers that powered the septet’s stay.
- Streaming: 12.4 million U.S. streams
- Digital downloads: 128,400 downloads sold
- Radio impressions: 27.6 million radio airplay audience impressions
Having sold over 100,000 units each week for the last five weeks, the tune’s nearly unprecedented success is hinged primarily on digital sales. Though ‘Butter’ is a strong contender to remain next week’s champion, tough competition has risen in the form of Doja Cat‘s ‘Kiss Me More’ and Ed Sheeran‘s comeback single, ‘Bad Habits’ (as we reported here).
Until we find out for sure, take a look at this week’s Hot 100 recap below.