Korean boy band BTS dominates Billboard singles chart for fifth straight week

World | 29 Jun 2021 2:06 pm

Korean boy band BTS retained the top spot on Billboard's main singles chart for the fifth straight week with its upbeat summer number "Butter," once again outpacing the group's chart record, Yonhap reports.

""Butter" holds at No. 1 with 12.4 million U.S. streams and 128,400 downloads sold (up 15 percent) in the week ending June 24. It also attracted 27.6 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 6 percent) in the week ending June 27," Billboard said Monday (U.S. time) on its Twitter account.

"Of the 54 songs in history that have debuted at No. 1 on the #Hot100, "Butter" is just the 11th to spend its first five weeks at No. 1," it added.

The feat is the latest in BTS' record-breaking spree.

"Butter" is the BTS song to sit atop the Hot 100 for the longest period. The seven-piece act now has 10 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 records. "Butter" leads the list with five times at No. 1, followed by "Dynamite" with three, and "Life Goes On" and "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" with one each.

It is also the first song since American pop acts Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's 1995 song "One Sweet Day" to spend the longest time at No. 1 on the Hot 100 since its debut. The duo's song reigned in the top spot for 16 weeks.

On a regional level, BTS last week became the first Asian artist to hit No. 1 for four straight weeks. Previously, Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto held the title with "Sukiyaki" in 1963.

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