BTS has surpassed their record again, topping the U.S. Billboard Singles Chart for four consecutive weeks with their second English song “Butter.”
Billboard announced on the 21st (local time) that BTS’ “Butter” topped the “Hot 100” chart this week. Butter, which was released on the 21st of last month, will remain at the top of the Hot 100 for four weeks, the longest period of BTS songs. She broke the record for her first English song “Dynamite,” which topped the Hot 100 list for three weeks last year.
Butter has already topped the charts for three consecutive weeks last week, surpassing Dynamite. “Dynamite” was not a consecutive record because it ranked first in the first and second weeks of its release and went down to the second place for the next two weeks and then rose to first place again.
The number of BTS’ No. 1 Hot 100 rankings has increased to a total of nine, including “Dynamite” (3 times), “Savage Love” remix (1 time), and “Life Goes On” (4 times). The only song that went straight to the top of the Hot 100 after its release is 54 songs in Billboard’s entire history, and only 13 of them have maintained the top spot for more than four weeks in a row, including “Butter.”
It is the first group since the rock band Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” in September 1998, and the first group in the 21st century. This is the second time this year after Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License,” which topped the list for eight consecutive weeks.
“Butter” became the first Asian singer to top the Hot 100 for four weeks, beating Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto’s 1963 “Skiyaki” (week 3). Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the most popular songs in the U.S. by adding indicators such as the number of streams, sales of music, and radio broadcasts.