BTS' new track 'Butter' tops Billboard Hot 100 chart for third straight week
Updated: 2021-06-15 16:58:15 KST
BTS' single 'Butter' is without doubt the hottest song in the U.S. right now, with the song topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third week in a row.
It means the group has now surpassed its previous record set with 'Dynamite', which debuted at number one upon release, and stayed there for two weeks.
While 'Dynamite' later reclaimed it place at the top of the chart after spending two weeks at number two, 'Butter' is the group's first to stay at number one for three straight weeks.
According to Billboard on Monday, 'Butter' held onto the number one spot with 15.4 million U.S. streams and 138,400 downloads in the week ending June 10th.
It also attracted over 24.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 10-percent from the previous week.
The song has been a megahit, not just in the U.S., but globally, as well.
The single topped iTunes top songs charts in more than 100 regions, as well as in South Korea and Japan,.. just a day after its release.
The song also debuted at number three on Britain's Official Charts, tying with 'Dynamite'.
'Butter' has also shattered records 'Dynamite' held previously on other platforms such as YouTube and Spotify.
The latest single garnered 20.9 million streams on its first day of release, becoming the most listened to song in a single day in Spotify's history.
It also racked up 108.2 million views on YouTube in its first 24 hours, beating 'Dynamite' and its previous record of 101.1 million views.
Released on May 21st, BTS hoped the vibrant summer number would give off good energy during the pandemic.
But, can BTS make it four weeks straight?
We'll find out next week.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.