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Guinness world records
BTS’s new English single, Butter, now tops the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, ousting Olivia Rodrigo’s Good 4 U, who held the spot last week.
“The song marks the South Korean superstar’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1 in the past nine months and marks the fastest accumulation of four first-time leaders of an act since Justin Timberlake a decade and a half ago,” says Billboard. “Among the groups, BTS has landed its top four # 1 fastest since the Jackson 5 in 1970.”
The Hot 100 determines the most popular songs of the week by combining US streaming of all genres of official audio and video, as well as radio airplay and sales data. Butter is also # 1 on the Billboard Global 200, the company’s weekly ranking of the world’s most-consumed songs.
It won’t surprise the BTS Army to learn that Butter is breaking all kinds of records.
The new single broke the record for most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube with 3.9 million simultaneous viewers for its premiere on May 21. It also set a record for the most YouTube views within 24 hours of its launch. Butter received 108.2 million views during this period, surpassing that. At the time of this writing, Butter has over 280 million views.
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Would you like to know how many views it had in the first hour alone? Oh, you know, almost 19 million. Much like the whole country of Chile, which watches the video in the first hour. No big deal.
And that is just the beginning. According to Pop Base, it exceeded 10 million views in just 13 minutes – a record.
“Butter” by BTS becomes the fastest video in the history of Youtube with over 10 million views in just 13 minutes.
This record was previously held by their own “Dynamite”. pic.twitter.com/oQ761isqLI
– Pop Base (@PopBase) May 21, 2021
But it’s also breaking records outside of YouTube, according to Guinness World Records. After the single was released on Spotify, it garnered more than 11 million global streams in just one day, making it the most streamed Spotify track in the first 24 hours. The track beat Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s track I Don’t Care at 64,946 streams.
BTS has also accumulated an unrivaled number of streams on the platform.
“These recent awards bring BTS’s record number to a staggering 23 – making them one of the most successful musical groups in Guinness World Records history alongside other chart toppers like Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Madonna and The Beatles.” .
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