BTS succeeds itself at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Trending Songs chart, powered by Twitter, as “Butter” supplants the group’s “Permission to Dance” in the second iteration of the weekly chart, dated Nov. 6.
“Butter,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia, jumps 7-1 with 2.7 million Twitter mentions in the tracking week, which ran from Friday, Oct. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 28.
The song’s surge in conversation can be attributed in large part to the Oct. 28 announcement that it’s nominated for favorite pop song at the American Music Awards (airing Nov. 21 on ABC). It’s up against Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA; Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”; Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License”; and The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” remix.
Much like “Permission to Dance,” “Butter” already has a successful history on Billboard‘s charts. “Butter” spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest reigning hit this year so far. It also spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Global 200 and five atop Global Excl. U.S. (“Dance” also topped all three tallies).
Billboard‘s Hot Trending Songs charts, powered by Twitter and sponsored by Remy Martin, track global music-related trends and conversations in real-time across Twitter, viewable over either the last 24 hours or past seven days. A weekly, 20-position version of the chart, covering activity from Friday to Thursday of each week, posts alongside Billboard‘s other weekly charts on Billboard.com each Tuesday. The charts highlight buzz around new releases, award shows, festival moments, music nostalgia and more. Hot Trending Songs is unique in that it tracks what songs people are talking about, not necessarily what they’re listening to.
SEVENTEEN’s “Rock With You” debuts at No. 2 on the weekly Hot Trending Songs chart with 2.6 million Twitter mentions. The song is from the group’s new EP SEVENTEEN 9th Mini Album: Attacca, which debuts at No. 1 on World Albums and No. 13 on the Billboard 200 with 27,000 equivalent album units, according to MRC Data.
Among other entries on the weekly Hot Trending Songs chart, musician/actor Mew Suppasit’s “Spaceman” debuts at No. 7 (423,000 mentions) and Harry Styles’ “Falling” begins at No. 11. The latter, from Styles’ 2019 sophomore LP Fine Line, drew new buzz after BTS’ Jungkook released a solo cover on YouTube Oct. 28.
BTS places five songs on the latest Hot Trending Songs chart, the most among all acts: “Butter,” “Permission to Dance” (No. 3), “My Universe,” with Coldplay (No. 9), “Dynamite” (No. 10) and “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey (new at No. 15).
Keep visiting Billboard.com to check out the constantly evolving rankings, and check back Tuesdays for each weekly seven-day chart.