After just 1 week, Permission to Dance took No.1, Butter regained this leading position and helped BTS create an excellent record on Billboard Hot 100.
On July 26 (local time), Billboard officially announced that BTS‘ Butter had regained No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This week also marks the 8th time (not in a row) that the song has reached number one on this chart.
According to Billboard, Butter’s sales this week increased 132% to 115,600 downloads, compared with 49,800 downloads last week. In contrast, Permission to Dance‘s sales this week dropped 39%, from 140,100 downloads last week to 85,000 this week therefore, its position also dropped to No.7 this week.
BTS sets an exciting new record by becoming the first artist in the world to replace themselves at #1 on the Billboar Hot 100 with another debut no.1 and then giving the song each no.1 back to the top of the chart with no other artist holding the top spot in the middle of the process.
With eight weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Butter is currently the song with the most weeks at No.1 on this chart in 2021, equaling the record with rival drivers license of Olivia Rodrigo. The above achievements make ARMY extremely proud and always keep their heads high in the context that BTS’s continuous No.1 Hot 100 is criticized as “cheated” by “circumvention of the law” and bribing to compete unfairly.