BTS’s “Butter” Overtakes Olivia Rodrigo’s Record On Billboard’s Hot 100 For Longest-Running No. 1 Song Of 2021
On August 2 local time, Billboard officially announced that BTS’s hit single “Butter” had remained No. 1 on its famous Hot 100 chart—its weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States—for the ninth non-consecutive week.
With this latest achievement, “Butter” has now overtaken the Hot 100 record set by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” for the longest-running No. 1 hit of 2021. (“Drivers License” topped the chart for eight weeks back in January to March of this year.)
“Butter” also successfully remained the top-selling song of the week. According to MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music), the song racked up 30.5 million radio airplay audience impressions, 8.1 million streams, and 112,900 downloads, meaning that it held onto its spot at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for the ninth non-consecutive week.
Additionally, “Butter” held steady at No. 21 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart and came in at No. 44 on the Streaming Songs chart for the week ending on August 7.
Meanwhile, “Permission to Dance” also continued to perform well on the Billboard charts. In addition to charting at No. 9 on the Hot 100, the song successfully maintained its position at No. 2 on the Digital Song Sales chart this week.
Congratulations to BTS!
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated Aug. 7, 2021)
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) August 2, 2021
Congratulations, @bts_bighit @bts_twt !
Topping the HOT 100 chart with both #BTS_Butter and #PermissiontoDance! #BTS hasn't stepped down from the top for 10 weeks!#방탄소년단 의 음악에 보내주시는 무한한 관심과 사랑에 진심으로 감사드립니다! #ThankYouARMY https://t.co/ORCpFX4G39
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) August 2, 2021