BTS’ ‘Butter’ Tops Hot 100 For Fourth Week, Becoming Group’s Longest Leading No. 1
BTS' "Butter" adds a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, becoming the South Korean superstar group's longest leading topper on the tally.
BTS‘ “Butter” adds a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, becoming the South Korean superstar group’s longest leading topper on the tally. It bests the three-week rule of “Dynamite,” its first No. 1, in September-October.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated June 26) will update on Billboard.com Tuesday (June 22). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
“Butter,” released May 21 on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, drew 12.5 million U.S. streams, down 19%, and sold 111,400 downloads, down 20%, in the week ending June 17, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 25.8 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 6%, in the week ending June 20.
The track posts a fourth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, drops 19-24 on Streaming Songs and rises 28-25 on Radio Songs.
As “Butter” now sports BTS’ longest Hot 100 command, here’s a recap of the act’s four leaders:
Title, weeks at No. 1, date reached No. 1
“Butter,” four, June 5, 2021
“Dynamite,” three, beginning Sept. 5, 2020
“Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, one, Oct. 17, 2020
“Life Goes On,” one, Dec. 5, 2020
Meanwhile, “Butter” has spent its first four weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1, dating to its debut at the summit. Of the 54 titles that have launched at No. 1, “Butter” is just the 13th to spend at least its first four weeks on the chart in the top spot, or a feat that just under a quarter of all No. 1s debuts have achieved. It’s the first song to earn the honor since Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” logged its first eight frames on the Hot 100 in the pole position beginning in January, as well as the first by a group since 1998, when Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” led in its first four weeks (encompassing its entire command) that September.
(Sales for “Butter” in its fourth 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 four 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, are scheduled to count for next week’s charts, dated July 3, after they were shipped to consumers June 18.)
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, four weeks after it debuted at No. 1. It posts a fifth week atop Streaming Songs (36 million, down 15%); slips 5-6 on Digital Song Sales (9,600, down 13%); and jumps 21-14 on Radio Songs with 37.5 million impressions, up 36%, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third week.
Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it hits a new No. 2 high on Radio Songs, up 4% to 81.1 million in audience.
Notably, for a third consecutive week, “Butter,” “Good 4 U” and “Levitating” ranks at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the Hot 100. Songs had last locked in the chart’s top three positions for at least three straight weeks when Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, and Post Malone’s “Circles” did so for four frames in a row in February-March 2020.
Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, hits a new Hot 100 high, jumping 7-4, after previously reaching No. 5. Leading its gains, the track pushes 6-4 on Radio Songs, up 16% to 60.8 million in audience.
Justin Bieber’s former one-week No. 1 “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, dips 4-5 on the Hot 100. It adds a fourth 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 5-6 on the Hot 100, after two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It notches a 10th week atop Radio Songs (82.3 million, down 7%).
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” retreats 6-7 on the Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1; Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” holds at No. 8, after hitting No. 6, as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a fifth week; Lil Nas X’s former one-week Hot 100 leader “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” returns to the top 10, pushing 11-9; and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” drops 9-10, after reaching No. 3.
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated June 26), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com Tuesday (June 22).