BTS’s Butter has won the Billboard Hot 100 for the 9th week. But it seems that Butter is only the Champion in the hearts of ARMYs.
In the past week, according to Billboard, #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart continues to belong to BTS‘ Butter. Thus, BTS’ Butter has had the #1 position for 9 weeks in a row. Even the song “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, who is considered a strong candidate for the #1 position, still loses to BTS.
On the afternoon of August 4, Billboard had an interview with Billboard’s senior staff about the song “INDUSTRY BABY” debuting at #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Billboard Deputy Chief Editor Andrew Unterberger himself shared his personal views on the appeal of the song “INDUSTRY BABY”.
However, in it, there is a particularly controversial opinion about BTS’s #1 position: “As long as BTS is going to sell as many copies as they need to stay on top each week, No. 2 debuts are basically the new No.1 debuts”.
Immediately, a hugely controversial topic was created about this statement. While ARMYs still defended the point of view “We still got the #1 position anyway”, the public continues to condemn ‘Butter’ as a “money song” which breaks the objectivity of the Billboard chart.
The comment of Billboard Deputy Chief Editor – Andrew Unterberger – seems to be what the audience wants to say. It proves that influential songs have lost their #1 position just because of the massive amount of digital sales of BTS. However, ARMYs are not wrong when they legally spend money to support and help ‘Butter’ stay at No. 1. The wrong person here must be Billboard with unreasonable bugs in the scoring formula at the time of mass streaming. This bug has resulted in the #1 songs in the public’s hearts ranking #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.