BTS’s ‘Butter’ Was A Historic Win On The Streaming Chart When It Debuted Last Week

On the current edition of Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, which ranks the most-streamed individual tracks in the U.S. every week, BTS’s “Butter” slides from its No. 4 high point to No. 10, managing to find pace inside the top 10 for a second consecutive frame. This turn may not be historic for the group and their summer smash, but they did manage to carve out several new spots in the chart annals last time around when the cut debuted.

Here are three ways “Butter” made history on the Streaming Songs chart when it first arrived.

Second-Highest Placement Among South Korean Groups

“Butter” almost tied the all-time record for the loftiest placement among South Korean groups on the Streaming Songs chart, but missed out on doing so by just one very frustrating space. The band’s latest launch started off at No. 4, and it now stands as the second-highest-charting song by an act from that part of the world on the American chart. 

Last year, BTS reset their own record when their disco smash “Dynamite” rose all the way to No. 3. That beat their previous best showing of No. 5, which they hit with their Halsey-assisted single “Boy With Luv.”

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Fourth-Highest Placement Among All South Korean Acts

By hitting No. 4, “Butter” tied with another popular release as the fourth-highest-charting track by a South Korean musical act. The tune is now on the same level in the history books as Psy’s “Hangover,” which credited Snoop Dogg and which also peaked at No. 4 seveal years ago.

Two Psy singles, “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman,” are tied as the highest-charting tracks by South Korean musicians in the history of the Streaming Songs chart, as both of them went all the way to the summit for at least one turn. “Dynamite” stands out as the third-highest-charting release yet when including music made by groups and soloists from South Korea, and “Butter” ranks just below it.

The Most Top 10 Hits Among South Korean Musicians

Before “Butter” arrived, BTS and Psy were tied with one another for the most top 10 hits on the Streaming Songs chart among artists from South Korea, as both had sent a trio of cuts into the region…but now that’s no longer the case. BTS claim four placements inside the highest tier on the streaming-only list, while Psy is steady with his three. 

In addition to the aforementioned “Dynamite,” “Butter” and “Boy With Luv,” BTS’s single “Fake Love” also broke into the top 10 on the Streaming Songs chart several years ago, eventually peaking at No. 7.

Just one other South Korean musical act has found themselves somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10 on the Streaming Songs ranking, as Blackpink once surged to No. 8 with “Ice Cream,” which was helped by featured singer Selena Gomez.

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