BTS’ ‘Butter’ on a Roll, Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

“Butter,” released May 21 on HYBE/BigHit Entertainment/Columbia Records, drew 19.1 million U.S. streams, down 41%, and sold 140,200 downloads, down 42%, in the week ending June 3, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 22.4 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 24%, in the week ending June 6.

The track logs a second week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, drops 4-10 on Streaming Songs and rises 39-32 on Radio Songs.

First two weeks at No. 1: “Butter” is the 23rd title to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and post a second consecutive week on top, among 54 total No. 1 arrivals, making for a 43% second-week success rate. It’s the third among seven such songs this year, after Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” spent its first eight weeks at No. 1 (encompassing its entire reign) and Polo G’s “Rapstar” ruled in its first two frames (also covering its total time on top).

Of BTS’ three No. 1 Hot 100 debuts, two have now led for multiple weeks from the start (and overall): Its first, “Dynamite,” spent its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1 in September 2020 (among three total weeks in command). “Life Goes On” led in its debut frame in December.

Extra ‘Butter’: Sales for “Butter” in its second week reflect availability for its original and instrumental versions released May 21, and a “Hotter” remix released May 28, all discounted to 69 cents in both frames. Those versions, plus “Cooler” and “Sweeter” remixes released June 4, also priced at 69 cents, will impact the song on next week’s Hot 100, dated June 19 and reflecting sales in the June 4-10 tracking week.

(Two other versions of “Butter” on sale via BTS’ U.S. webstore, a 7-inch vinyl single, for $7.98, and a cassette single, for $6.98, will count for chart tabulation only once they are shipped to consumers, expected to be on June 18.)

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, two weeks after it debuted at No. 1. It notches a third week atop Streaming Songs (49.5 million, down 21%) and enters Radio Songs at No. 35 with 20.2 million impressions, up 75%, good for the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award.

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, rebounds 4-3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, and “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rises 5-4, after two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The latter adds an eighth week atop Radio Songs (91.2 million, up 3%), while ruling Hot R&B Songs for an 11th week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a sixth frame; both multi-metric charts use the same methodology as the Hot 100.

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1. After the pair performed it on the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, broadcast live on Fox, May 27, the song claims top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100, up 10% to 21.2 million streams and 33% to 10,600 sold in the week ending June 3. (The Weeknd also won for male artist of the year during the iHeart festivities.)

Justin Bieber’s former one-week Hot 100 No. 1 “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 6; Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, ascends 8-7, after reaching No. 5; Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” drops to No. 8 from its No. 3 high; and Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” floats 10-9, after hitting No. 6, as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a third week.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s former one-week leader “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” returns to the region, pushing 13-10. It also hits the Radio Songs top 10 (11-8; 44.1 million, up 17%), becoming his second such hit, after “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, reached No. 2 in June 2019 (and ruled the Hot 100 for a record 19 weeks).

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated June 12), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 8).

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