BTS's "Butter" has dominated the music charts worldwide - including Billboard's Global 200. The group's latest English single is now setting records and has become the biggest No. 1 hit in Billboard's Global Chart history.
This is the first time they have ruled Billboard's weekly ranking. With the fame "Butter" is experiencing it can't be denied it's one of the most popular songs right now.
Billboard described the new hit as the "biggest leader of all time on the chart." According to Forbes, the song is now No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 289.2 million plays on streaming platforms but just 249,000 million copies sold during the tracking week May 21 to May 27.
BTS has surpassed themselves. The largest streaming sum last year was their hit song "Life Goes On" with 152.5 streams. The most record sales also belongs to the group.
"Butter" breaks the previous streaming record almost twice over - while the septet outshines their own record sales nearly three times. The statistics seem to seal the K-pop superstars' position in the music world - not just in South Korea but worldwide.
The Manila Bulletin said the tune had 19.1 million U.S. streams - down 41% from 32.3 million last week. Downloads are at 140,200 - down to 42% from 242,800 in its first release.
There has been an increase in radio airplay with 22.4 million plays as of June 6 from 18.1 million as of May 30. It's also on the top spot of the Digital Song Sales chart for the second consecutive week.
"First two weeks at No. 1: 'Butter' is the 23rd title to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100," Billboard said. It posted "a second consecutive week on top, among 54 total No. 1 arrivals - making for a 43% second-week success rate."
Elsewhere, Amazon Music said in a tweet that "Butter" has set a record on its streaming platform.