BTS’s “Butter” has officially beat out Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Drivers License” and has become the “longest-leading hit of 2021” as it spends its ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
While Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow‘s “Industry Baby” gave some competition as it was this week’s most-streamed song with 40.6 million streams, it made its chart debut at No. 2. According to MRC Data, “Butter” was down 8% in streams but still had 8.1 million streams in the U.S. for the week ending July 29. Radio airplay was down 1% but still drew 30.5 million impressions.
Along with being No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Butter” is No. 21 on the Radio Songs chat but drops 40-44 on the Streaming Songs chart. With 112,900 sold (down 2%), it tops the Digital Song Sales.
According to Billboard, BTS “has now spent a combined 15 total weeks at No. 1” on the Hot 100. Previously, BTS became the first Asian act to just top the Billboard Hot 100 for more than four weeks. Last week, Billboard reported that BTS was also “the first act to displace itself at No. 1 with a new leader and then send the previous No. 1 back to the summit with no other acts holding the top spot in between.”