BTS Makes Oricon History As “Butter” Breaks Record For Most Streams In A Week
BTS has made another amazing achievement!
On June 2, Oricon reported that BTS’s “Butter” had placed No. 1 on the weekly streaming chart for the week of May 24 to May 30.
During that span of time, “Butter” recorded 31,130,352 streams, and the song remained at the top for two consecutive weeks. This is the greatest number of plays recorded in a week in Oricon history, and this almost doubles the previous record of 16,741,278 streams held by LiSA’s “Homura.”
BTS previously topped the weekly streaming chart with “Dynamite” (chart dated September 7, 2020) and “Film Out” (chart dated April 19, 2021), so BTS has set a new record of having three consecutive songs achieving over 10 million streams within a week. Even if the songs hadn’t been consecutive releases, BTS is the only artist in Oricon history to achieve over 10 million streams during a single week for at least three songs.
Additionally, on June 1 local time, Billboard officially announced that “Butter” had entered Billboard’s famous Hot 100 chart – its weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States – at No. 1. “Butter” is now BTS’s fourth song to top the Hot 100, following “Dynamite,” their “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” collaboration with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, and “Life Goes On.”
Congratulations to BTS!