BTS' new song, Butter, topped the Billboard for 3 weeks in a row. Last year's dynamite was number one for two weeks in a row, but by breaking this record again, she is writing a new history as an Asian singer on the Western-focused Billboard charts.

Correspondent Kim Jong-won from New York.


BTS' Butter topped the Billboard chart for three weeks in a row, setting another record.

Dynamite, released last year, ranked first on the Hot 100 chart, Billboard's main leaderboard, for two weeks in a row, then went down one stage to number two, then climbed to number one again in the fifth week, and took the top spot for three weeks. It made its first entry at number 1 on the 100 chart and maintained the top position for 3 weeks in a row.

It is the first time in 58 years for an Asian singer to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in a row since the song 'Sukiyaki' by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto in 1963.

On the official account, BTS expressed their gratitude to the fans, saying that it was unbelievable that it was #1 on the Billboard for 3 weeks in a row.

Butter has been around 4 weeks since its release, but the number of downloads has fallen by only 1% compared to the previous week, and it still maintains a high sales volume, and the number of radio listeners also increased by 10%, maintaining the No.

In particular, Olivia Rodrigo of the United States, who is also called a monster rookie and is also setting various new records, stayed in second place for three weeks in a row after being pushed by Butter.

The radio listening rate, which is the most important on the Billboard charts, is increasing, and there is a forecast that Butter will run longer than when it was dynamite.