The group BTS solidified their position as a global summer song by taking the top spot on the US Billboard’s main single chart ‘Hot 100’ (June 12) for two weeks in a row with their new digital single ‘Butter’.
Billboard, an American music media, announced on the 7th (local time) that BTS had won the top spot on the ‘Hot 100’ for two weeks in a row with ‘Butter’ through an article posted on their official website. ‘Butter’ also maintained the top spot on the ‘Digital Song Sales’ chart for two weeks in a row.
Citing Nielsen Music data, Billboard said, “‘Butter’, released on the 21st of last month, recorded 22.4 million radio listeners in the weekly count until June 6. This is a 24% increase compared to the previous week’s count.” Butter’s popularity is on the rise.
According to Billboard, ‘Butter’ is the 23rd song to occupy the top spot for two weeks in a row out of 54 songs that reached the top immediately after entering the ‘Hot 100’.
BTS’s ‘Hot 100’ record for two weeks in a row is the second after ‘Dynamite’, and BTS last year’s ‘Dynamite’ (3 times) was the first Korean singer to achieve #1 on the ‘Hot 100’. The remix version of ‘Savage Love’, which participated in the feature, and the title song ‘Life Goes On’ (more than once each) and ‘Butter’ (2 times) of the album ‘BE’ have been recorded. He was ranked on the 7th ‘Hot 100′.
BTS’ summer song ‘Butter’ not only melted the Billboard charts, but is also getting a hot response around the world.
Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming company, achieved a total of 20.9 million global streams (the chart dated May 21) on the first day of release, setting a new record for ‘the largest number of global streaming in Spotify history’, and 108.2 million within 24 hours of release. The number of views also made a new history of being ‘the most views for a YouTube music video in 24 hours’. The music video for ‘Butter’ surpassed 300 million YouTube views on the 4th, 14 days and 10 hours after its release.
‘Butter’, a dance pop genre, is an addictive song that makes you hum just once. It features songs and performances that contain the unique charm of BTS, from pleasantness to intense charisma and fascinating appearance. This is BTS’ second English song after ‘Dynamite’ last year.
[Maeil Economic Daily Star Today reporter Seong Jeong-eun]
Photo courtesy of Big Hit Music, Billboard
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