‘Butter’ helped BTS set a new record once again, and this is the first time a K-pop artist has beaten out well-known artists in Spotify’s history.
Spotify is one of the most popular digital music platforms/applications in the world today. Stream figures on Spotify reflect the popularity of the song. On the other hand, this is also an important metric that is counted in the achievements of many global music charts, including the Billboard chart system.
One of the accomplishments on Spotify that fans are interested in is the record for the song with the most streams on the first day of its release. So far, the top performers have all been US-UK music stars, with Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran’s song “I Don’t Care” currently holding the record (released in 2019).
BTS also made it into the top 10 with ‘Dynamite,’ but just at nearly the bottom. Most recently, ‘Butter’ helped the band break the record for the highest debut stream on Spotify. Take a look at the Top 10 most streamed songs on Spotify on the first day of their release.
10th place: cardigan – Taylor Swift (7.74 million)
9th place: Dynamite – BTS (7.77 million)
8th place: Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift (7.9 million)
7th place: ME! – Taylor Swift (7.94 million)
6th place: HIGHEST IN THE ROOM – Travis Scott (8 million)
5th place: 7 rings – Ariana Grande (8.55 million)
4th place: Survival – Drake (8.61 million)
3rd place: Nonstop – Drake (9.29 million)
2nd place: I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber (10.98 million)
1st place: Butter – BTS (11.04 million)
Spotify and US media outlets announced on May 23 (KST) that BTS had set a new milestone in Spotify’s history, the “biggest Spotify debut of all time.” As a result, on the first day of its release on Spotify, the Big Hit boy group’s latest single received 11,042,335 million streams. As a result, this song broke the previous record, which was held by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s song “I Don’t Care.” (10,977 million streams)