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BTS’ ‘Butter’ Sticks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Bad Bunny’s ‘Yonaguni’ Debuts at No. 10

BTS' "Butter" glides to a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Plus, Bad Bunny's "Yonaguni" debuts at No. 10.

BTS‘ “Butter” glides to a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, two weeks after it launched at the summit, becoming the South Korean superstar group’s fourth leader on the survey.

Plus, Bad Bunny‘s “Yonaguni” debuts at No. 10 on the Hot 100. The song, sung mostly in Spanish, with added lyrics in Japanese, enters as his fourth top 10 and first with no accompanying acts.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated June 19) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 15). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Butter,” released May 21 on HYBE/BigHit Entertainment/Columbia Records, drew 15.4 million U.S. streams, down 19%, and sold 138,400 downloads, down 1%, in the week ending June 10, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 24.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 10%, in the week ending June 13.

The track logs a third week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, drops 10-19 on Streaming Songs and rises 32-28 on Radio Songs.

“Butter” equals BTS’ best Hot 100 command among the act’s four No. 1s, as the group’s first leader, “Dynamite,” spent its first two weeks on the chart at the top spot in September 2020 and returned for a third week in the lead in October. With “Butter,” BTS thus rules the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks for the first time.

Sales for “Butter” in its third week reflect availability for its original and instrumental versions released May 21; a “Hotter” remix released May 28; and “Cooler” and “Sweeter” remixes released June 4, all discounted to 69 cents in all three frames. (Two other versions of “Butter” on sale via BTS’ U.S. webstore, a 7-inch vinyl single, for $7.98, and a cassette single, for $6.98, will count for chart tabulation only once they are shipped to consumers, scheduled for this Friday, June 18.)

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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, three weeks after it debuted at No. 1. It posts a fourth week atop Streaming Songs (42.1 million, down 15%); slips 3-5 on Digital Song Sales (11,100, down 5%); and jumps 35-21 on Radio Songs with 27.8 million impressions, up 38%, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second week.

“Butter” and “Good 4 U” mark the first set of songs to rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks in 2021. The double-up is the greatest since Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, lined up in the same respective spots for eight straight weeks in January-March 2020.

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Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, and Justin Bieber’s former one-week No. 1 “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, rebounds 6-4. The latter returns for a third week atop both Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs, with both multi-metric charts employing the same methodology as the Hot 100.

“Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, descends 4-5 on the Hot 100, after two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It adds a ninth week atop Radio Songs (89 million, down 2%).

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” backtracks 5-6 on the Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1; Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, repeats at No. 7, after reaching No. 5; Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” lifts 9-8, after hitting No. 6, as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a fourth week; and Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” drops 8-9 on the Hot 100, after rising No. 3.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Bad Bunny’s “Yonaguni” bounds onto the chart at No. 10 with 27.3 million streams and 4,800 sold in its first week, ending June 10, following its June 4 release. The single starts at No. 2 on Streaming Songs and No. 18 on Digital Song Sales. It also drew 3.1 million radio audience impressions in the week ending June 13.

The song arrives as Bad Bunny’s fourth Hot 100 top 10, and first with no accompanying artists, with all having debuted in the top 10. “I Like It,” with Cardi B and J Balvin, began at No. 8 in April 2018 and spent a week at No. 1 that July; “MIA,” featuring Drake, debuted at its No. 5 peak in October 2018; and “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez, opened at No. 9 in November 2020 and hit No. 5 in December.

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“Yonaguni” concurrently bows at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart, as it joins “Dákiti” as the only titles ever to have entered the Hot 100 in the top 10 and Hot Latin Songs at No. 1 simultaneously.

(“Yonaguni” is named after the westernmost island of Japan. While not known for bunnies, it is home to the endangered, but protected, Yonaguni pony.)

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated June 19), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 15).