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BTS’ ‘Butter’ Leads Hot 100 for Seventh Week, Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ Returns to Top Five

BTS' "Butter" rules the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a seventh week.

BTS‘ “Butter” rules the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a seventh week, encompassing its entire run on the ranking so far, dating to its debut at No. 1.

Plus, Lil Nas X‘s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” returns to the Hot 100’s top five, rising 8-5, after it led the list in its debut week in April. It also becomes his first No. 1 on the Pop Airplay radio chart.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated July 17) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (July 13) For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Butter,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, drew 29.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 6%) and 10.8 million U.S. streams (down 1%) and sold 108,800 (down 29%) in the week ending July 8, according to MRC Data. (See below for details regarding a change, effective this week, to the Hot 100’s airplay tracking week.)

The track adds a seventh week atop the Digital Song Sales chart and climbs 23-21 on Radio Songs and 31-26 on Streaming Songs.

“Butter” concurrently enters the Pop Airplay top 10 (11-10), becoming BTS’ second top 10 on the mainstream top 40 radio-based chart, after “Dynamite” hit No. 5 last December. BTS is the first all-South Korean act with multiple Pop Airplay top 10s. One other artist from South Korea has reached the Pop Airplay top 10: soloist PSY, whose “Gangnam Style” hit No. 10 in October 2012.

BTS is set to debut on next week’s, July 24-dated Hot 100 with its newest single, “Permission to Dance,” released Friday (July 9).


Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, seven weeks after it opened at No. 1. It posts a seventh week atop Streaming Songs (27.6 million, down 9%); holds at No. 6 on Radio Songs, with 61.3 million impressions, up 15%, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a sixth week; and falls 5-9 on Digital Song Sales (8,200, down 14%).

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, rebounds 4-3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it tallies a third week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (79.7 million, down 2%), while Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, dips to No. 4 from its No. 3 Hot 100 high.

Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” jumps 8-5 on the Hot 100, returning to the top five for the first time since the chart dated May 1, after it launched at No. 1 on the list dated April 10.

As it rises 5-4 on Radio Songs (65.5 million, up 7%), “Montero” hits No. 1 on the Pop Airplay chart, becoming Lil Nas X’s first leader on the ranking. He previously peaked as high as No. 3 on Pop Airplay with his breakthrough smash “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2019; the song ruled the Hot 100 for a record 19 weeks.


Lil Nas X leads his fifth airplay chart. He previously topped (all in 2019): Rhythmic Airplay, with “Road” (three weeks) and “Panini” (one week); Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Rap Airplay, with “Road” (four weeks each); and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, with “Road” (three weeks).

(“Montero” makes its three-spot jump in a tightly contested part of the Hot 100, with the songs at Nos. 5 through 9 all close in chart points, and each down week-over-week; The track sports the smallest overall decrease, and greatest airplay gain, among them.)

Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” descends 5-6 in its second week on the Hot 100. It pushes 11-10 on Radio Songs (43.4 million), where it becomes his 10th top 10; at three weeks, it ties “I Don’t Care,” with Justin Bieber, in 2019, for Sheeran’s fastest flight to the region.

“Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, slips 6-7 on the Hot 100, after two nonconsecutive weeks on top. It adds a 13th week at No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs and an eighth frame atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, with both multi-metric charts employing the same methodology as the Hot 100.


Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Justin Bieber’s former one-week leader “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, backtracks 7-8; The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” holds at No. 9, after two weeks at No. 1; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” keeps at No. 10, after reaching No. 3.

Change to Hot 100’s airplay tracking week: As of this week’s, July 17-dated Hot 100, the airplay tracking week for the chart, as well as for other genre-based Billboard airplay-, sales- and streaming-based hybrid “Hot”-named surveys, shifts to a Friday through Thursday cycle (from Monday-Sunday) — aligning the radio measurement week for the charts, and Radio Songs, with the Friday-Thursday period utilized for sales and streaming, this week reflecting July 2-8.

The Hot 100 and genre “Hot” charts will continue to be finalized each Monday, with the Hot 100’s top 10 and other chart highlights still to be revealed each Monday afternoon (except for weeks affected by holidays) via the weekly top 10 recap story on billboard.com and social posts, while charts in full will continue to update on billboard.com each Tuesday morning.

The other “Hot” charts that use the Radio Songs data switching to a Friday-Thursday airplay tracking week are: Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Alternative Songs, Hot Hard Rock Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs.

(This change does not affect format-specific radio format charts, such as Pop Airplay, Country Airplay, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Rock & Alternative Airplay and Latin Airplay, among others.)

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated July 17), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (July 13).