BTS’s "Butter" rises to No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100, dated May 24 to 30, racking up points in streaming and video views at a staggering pace to keep a formidable opponent with over 500k first-week CD sales at bay. The global superstars have now dominated the Billboard charts in both the U.S. and Japan.
The South Korean septet’s second all-English single garnered 29,935,364 weekly streams (from 14,021,650 last week) and 15,694,345 views on video (from 7,314,289 last week), both over twice the numbers from the week before. The smooth summer anthem rules those metrics plus Twitter mentions and radio airplay, while also coming in at No. 2 for downloads to rise 2-1 on the Japan song chart without the help of the two physical metrics of the chart’s methodology.