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BTS tops Billboard Hot 100 for 6th straight week in new record
  • July 07, 2021

BTS tops Billboard Hot 100
for 6th straight week in new record

Updated: 2021-07-07 07:02:15 KST


Another week and another week at the top.
BTS' summer number 'Butter' is still number one on Billboard's main singles chart.
It's the sixth straight week and the group's longest run at the pinnacle of the Hot 100.
Over the past week, 'Butter' drew 11 million U.S. streams and sold 153,600 downloads, up 20-percent on week.
It also attracted 28.3 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 2-percent on week.
The streak is the longest run for a song by a group, since American pop acts Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men debuted at number one with 'One Sweet Day' and held it for 16 weeks in a row.
BTS last month became the first Asian artist to hit number one for four straight weeks, surpassing Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto's 'Sukiyaki' in 1963.
BTS released three remixes of 'Butter' - "Hotter", "Sweeter" and "Cooler", adding to the original song's popularity.
According to its record label, the group will release a physical album for the Billboard-topping hit on Friday.
The release date also coincides with the day that 'Army', the name of BTS' powerful fandom, was coined eight years ago.
Included in the release of the album,.. will be "Permission to Dance', a collab with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
With a star combo like that,.. BTS could remain at number 1 for a number of weeks to come.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.