BTS makes 3rd debut atop Billboard Hot 100 with new track 'Butter'
Updated: 2021-06-02 06:58:28 KST
Smooth like butter, BTS has landed another single atop the Billboard Hot 100.
The group's latest single "Butter" debuted at the peak of Billboard's main singles chart, garnering 32.2 million streams and selling almost 243-thousand downloads in the week ending May 27th.
It marks the group's third number one debut on the industry's most influential music chart, having done so with 'Dynamite' and 'Life Goes On' in 2020.
While 'Dynamite' made history by helping BTS become the first Korean act to debut at the top of the chart, the group is now the only group in history with multiple number one debuts on the Hot 100 chart.
And it seems like BTS is expanding its fanbase as time goes by, as 'Butter' is already surpassing records set by 'Dynamite'.
The latest track racked up 20.9 million streams on the first day of its release on Spotify, marking the most streams of a single in the streaming service's history.
'Butter' also racked up 108.2 million views on YouTube in its first 24 hours, breaking the previous record set by 'Dynamite' at 101.1 million views.
Released on May 21st, and performed for the first time during the Billboard Music Awards a few days later, BTS say they hope 'Butter' gives off some good vibes during the pandemic.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.