BTS have soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a historical fourth time in less than nine months with their single ‘Butter’.
They’re smooth like butter. They’re criminals undercover! They got it from their mothers! Can’t decide which one of these sticks best to describe BTS’ latest achievement, so we used all of them.
The world’s biggest band has yet again made history (which was expected, to be honest) with their latest offering ‘Butter’. According to reports, ‘Butter’ has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making this the septet’s fourth consecutive No. 1 track.
But, there’s more! With ‘Butter’, BTS top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fourth time in a short nine months. This is the first time an act has topped the chart four times within a year since Justin Timberlake did so in a span of seven months and two weeks between 2006 and 2007.
More importantly, BTS also join a group of ‘elite seven’ artists, who have all topped the Hot 100 four times in the span of a year. Theirs is the fastest climb to No. 1 on the Hot 100 since The Jackson 5 in 1970. Aside from The Jackson 5 and Timberlake, other artists on the list include The Beatles, The Supremes, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, and Rihanna.
Not just the Hot 100, BTS are also tearing up top spots on other Billboard Charts. As of now, they are sitting on top of both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. This is their fourth No. 1 on the former, and their third No. 1 on the latter, making them the only acts in history to achieve this feat.
Prior to ‘Butter’, BTS have topped the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Dynamite’, ‘Savage Love’ with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, and ‘Life Goes On’. ‘Butter’ also broke five Guinness World Records shortly after its May 21 release.
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