Seoul, July 13 (Yonhap) — K-pop sensation BTS’ summery, upbeat hit “Butter” continues to top the Billboard singles chart for a seventh week in a row, the boy band’s best performance this season. chart since its inception.
“‘Butter’ is officially number one on this week’s #Hot100 chart for its seventh week,” Billboard said on its Twitter account Monday (U.S. Time).
He said the second all-English song from the septet received 10.8 million US streams and 108,800 paid downloads in the week ending July 8. The song also garnered 29.1 million radio audience impressions during the week.
“We can’t believe this is actually happening to us,” the group said on its official Twitter account. “Thanks a lot.”
It was the longest time at the top of the charts for a band since 1995, when “One Sweet Day”, a track by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men, premiered. 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
In addition, he is only one week behind “Driver’s License” by American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, which made its #1 Hot 100 debut in January and was there for some time. Annual record for eight consecutive weeks.
As for the septet, “Butter” is BTS’s song for the longest time on the Hot 100. The group now totals 12 weeks as number one, with “Butter” topping the list with seven weeks, followed by “Dynamite” with three, as well as “Life Goes On” with a single. and as in “Savage Love (Lacked – Siren Beat)”.
Regionally, BTS became the first Asian artist or group to appear at number one on Billboard’s singles chart for more than four consecutive weeks. Prior to this, Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto held the title with “Sukiyaki” in 1963.
“Makkhan”, released on May 21, is an upbeat dance-pop track through which the group hopes to share good energy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Upon its release, it broadened online music charts and streaming platforms around the world, including iTunes and Spotify.
The English-language single recorded 108.2 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours after its release, topping “Dynamite” with 101.1 million views.
Plus, BTS is set to make another Hot 100 entry next week with their catchy new hit “Permission to Dance” in collaboration with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
The new dance-pop song, featured on the physical album “Butter”, released last Friday, topped the world music charts, peaking at number two on the first day. It also reached the top of the iTunes Best Songs chart in 92 territories upon release.
In an online talk show that aired last week, BTS member Jimin referred to “Dance Allowed” as “a song that anyone can easily enjoy”.
“It has the message that everyone should dance freely, even if they have had a tough day in real life,” he said.