A little more than a week ago, BTS re-released their smash “Butter,” inviting rapper Megan Thee Stallion to hop on board and provide an insanely catchy verse. Her inclusion reinvigorated interest in the tune, which had started to fall down the Hot 100. This frame, “Butter” returns to No. 1 on the Hot 100, earning its tenth stay in the penthouse on the highly competitive ranking of the most-consumed songs in the U.S.
“Butter” is able to slide from No. 7 all the way to No. 1 thanks primarily to a massive sales frame, something which the band has become accustomed to. The cut holds as the bestselling song in America once again, and with one more turn atop the sales-only chart, BTS tie one of the greatest and most successful artists of all time in a very special feat.
BTS have now led the charge on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for a whopping 40 weeks throughout their years as bestsellers. Reaching that milestone means the South Korean boy group is now tied with Rihanna for the second-most frames spent at No. 1 on the purchase-focused tally.
Both Rihanna and BTS are currently only being beaten by Taylor Swift, and they aren’t far behind the country/pop/alternative singer-songwriter. The Grammy winner has now owned the Digital Song Sales chart for 44 weeks, and she may soon be challenged for the throne.
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This week, “Butter” sold 143,000 copies, which is a large enough sum to make it the bestselling track in the U.S. many times over. In fact, this past sales frame marks the second-largest of 2021, with the same tune’s opening sales sum of more than 242,000 copies winning by a mile.
BTS have now racked up eight No. 1 hits on the Digital Song Sales chart, and amazingly, “Butter” isn’t even their newest champion, even though it currently runs the show. The seven-member band has ruled over the tally with the following smashes: “Dynamite,” “Butter,” “Life Goes On,” “On,” “Fake Love,” “Film Out,” “Idol” with Nicki Minaj and just a few weeks ago, “Permission to Dance.”
“Butter” is sure to begin slipping back down the Hot 100 next week as songs from Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy debut and take over the chart, but BTS may be able to hold on to their control of the Digital Song Sales chart. Even if the group doesn’t appear at No. 1 next time around, they stand a good chance of bouncing back to the summit with their current leader very soon, as they have shown many times before that when they hit the top, they usually hold there for a while. If (more like when) BTS does earn another turn atop the purchase-only list, they will pass Rihanna, keeping the title of the act with the second-most weeks atop the tally, while she will fall into third place.
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