BTS' 'Butter' returns to top of Billboard's Hot 100; ties with Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License' as longest-running No. 1 song of 2021
With this, the K-Pop band extended their record and tied with Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License' as the longest-running No. 1 single of 2021. Adding another page to the history books, the band became the first to replace themselves on the charts for the second time.
'Butter' that spent a historic seven consecutive weeks on No. 1, was replaced by 'Permission To Dance' last week. This week saw the upbeat track take its place once again at the top, pushing 'Permission To Dance' to the seventh spot.
"#PermissiontoDance at no. 1 last week, now #BTS_Butter at no. One! HOT 100 brimming with #BTS music for 9 straight weeks," read a tweet on BTS' official Twitter handle.
.@BTS_twt's "Butter" officially returns to No. 1 on this week's #Hot100 chart for an eighth total week.It ties… https://t.co/ov34sFl3ea— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) 1627321327000
The band marked the big milestone with a celebration post on Weverse.
"Butter came back to reclaim Billboard HOT 100 No. 1!! Congrats to BTS on topping the chart with 'Butter' for 8 times!! The perfect love and support of BTS and ARMY made it possible for Butter to reclaim the throne, once again!
Let's celebrate together with joy in our hearts!"
[Weverse] 8 times 'Butter' No.1 at Billboard HOT 100 celebration post#Butter8thNo1OnHot100 https://t.co/Y8sGLAWJeE— BIGHIT INFO (@BIGHIT_INFO) 1627321901000
According to music chart data, 'Butter' is only the eighth song in music history to spend its first seven weeks on the top of the charts.
The hit summer track also continues to be the song with the longest No. 1 streak from its debut on the music chart besides Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 'One Sweet Day' that debuted in 1995.
Meanwhile, 'Permission To Dance' smashed its way past the 200 million mark on YouTube.
Butter, on the other hand, is powering its way to the 500 million mark. The music video has raked in about 480 million hits in just 2 months of its release.