BTS: ‘Butter’ Stays at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a 6th Consecutive Week
BTS released “Butter,” their second English-language single, on May 21. On July 6, Billboard announced that “Butter” has officially spent the first six weeks of its release at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Butter” is BTS’ fourth No. 1 song on the chart. Out of all of the band’s No. 1 hits, “Butter” has spent the most time at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
‘Butter’ is BTS’ most successful song on the Billboard Hot 100
So far, BTS have had four songs reach No. 1 on the Hot 100: “Dynamite,” “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, “Life Goes On,” and “Butter.” “Dynamite” is Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook’s first English-language single, and the song remained at No. 1 on the chart for three non-consecutive weeks.
After “Butter” stayed at No. 1 for four consecutive weeks, the song surpassed the success of “Dynamite” on the chart. When it spent six consecutive weeks at the top spot on the Hot 100, “Butter” became BTS’ most successful song in the U.S.
Billboard reports that in its sixth week, “‘Butter,’ released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, drew 11 million U.S. streams, down 11%, and sold 153,600 (downloads, cassette and vinyl combined), up 20%, in the week ending July 1, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 28.3 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 2%, in the week ending July 4.”
BTS will release a ‘Butter’ CD on July 9
Originally, BTS released “Butter” as a digital single. On July 9, a physical CD of “Butter” will be available for fans to purchase. ARMY can buy the CD at local stores like Target and Walmart or pre-order the CD on Weverse Shop.
There are two different versions of the “Butter” CD, a Peaches version and a Cream version. The Peaches version has orange packaging and the Cream version of the “Butter” CD has a yellow cover.
Big Hit Music described the CD in a Weverse announcement, writing:
“In celebration of ARMY’s birthday, BTS’s ‘Butter’ CD single will be released on Friday, July 9, available for pre-order from Tuesday, June 15.
In addition to the digital single ‘Butter’ that was saturated by an outpouring of love from fans everywhere, the CD will include a new track that will make your heart beat to the rhythm of BTS’s positive energy. We look forward to the love and support from all fans.”
The ‘Butter’ CD will feature a new single
On July 1, Big Hit Music announced the title of the additional song on the “Butter” CD. The new song is called “Permission to Dance.” The “Butter” CD features four tracks: “Butter,” “Permission to Dance,” “Butter (Instrumental),” and “Permission to Dance (Instrumental).”
A press release from Big Hit Music describes “Permission to Dance” as a song “that will get your heart pumping.” The song was written by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, and Jenna Andrews. Mac, Stephen Kirk, and Andrews produced “Permission to Dance.”