BTS are back again at No. 1 on this week’s Hot 100 with their unstoppable smash “Butter,” which vaults from No. 7 to the throne just after the South Korean vocal re-released the freshly-topped Song of the Summer time with rapper Megan Thee Stallion on board. The current tune has now racked up 10 frames atop the most competitive singles record in the U.S., and with a single more flip on the tally assured, the minimize would make historical past in yet a further fashion.
When Billboard refreshes the Very hot 100 in its entirety tomorrow (Wednesday, September 8), “Butter” will gain its fifteenth remain on the chart. That’s not a terribly lengthy tenure for most mega hits, but when on the lookout exclusively at those music done and introduced by musicians from South Korea, it is a incredibly amazing residency.
With 15 months put in on the Sizzling 100, “Butter” ties as the fourth-longest-charting song by a South Korean musical act. As of tomorrow, the tune will be on the exact same level as Psy’s “Gentleman,” which departed the position following 15 frames. That slash turned the K-pop musician’s next top rated 10 on the roster back in 2013 when it peaked at No. 5.
Previously this yr, BTS broke the all-time report for the longest-charting tune by a South Korean musical act with their globe-dominating tune “Dynamite.” That track, which debuted at No. 1 on the Warm 100, turning out to be the very first of 5 leaders (so considerably) for the band, lived on the chart for a document-setting 32 turns, vacating the tally in 2021.
“Dynamite” beat the past file holder, Psy’s “Gangnam Design and style,” by just just one 7 days. That smash, which turned the initial top 10 hit by a South Korean musician in U.S. history when it stalled one particular rung shy of jogging the present again in 2012, managed 31 frames on the record.
The third-longest-functioning Hot 100 hit by a South Korean musical act is “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong, which can be explained as one thing of a band/brand name hybrid. The earworm only rose as superior as No. 32, but it has remained a viral feeling for a long time, and even though it disappeared from the chart after 20 weeks, it still performs very nicely on platforms like YouTube and Spotify to this day.
On up coming week’s Very hot 100, “Butter” will possible not only vacate the No. 1 location, but maybe the top 10 totally. Drake is established to invade the ranking with tunes from his new album Qualified Lover Boy, and individuals speedy successes will thrust all the things else out of the way. BTS’s present-day smash will possibly handle to keep on and show up on the chart once more, and in doing so, it will break its tie with “Gentleman,” standing alone as the fourth-longest-charting track by a South Korean act.