RM thanks ARMY as BTS rules Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, fans say 'you're just that good'
BTS' 'Butter' topped Billboard Hot 100 for 9 weeks while the group itself has stayed at No 1 for 10 weeks straight with 'Permission to Dance' topping for a week
BTS has been making and breaking records for a while now. And they continue to do so. As of August 2, Billboard announced that BTS’ 'Butter' was still at the #1 spot on their ‘Hot 100’ chart. BTS' English single ‘Butter’ has been on the chart for the 9th non-consecutive week. However, the boys have been at the same spot for 10 weeks in a row because ‘Butter’s’ streak was interrupted by a BTS song itself. When ARMY says it’s always BTS vs BTS, it doesn’t look like they’re exaggerating.
On the release of their latest English single ‘Permission to Dance’, ARMY decided to pass the baton of #1 by letting the single replace 'Butter' at the #1 spot on Billboard for a week. After that, 'Butter' again pushed ‘Permission to Dance’ down and reclaimed the top spot once more. With this impressive run, as of today, ‘Butter’ is officially the longest #1 song of 2021. Previously Olivia Rodrigo’s single ‘Driver’s License’ topped the ‘Hot 100’ chart for 8 weeks at the beginning of the year. And BTS had the best reaction to this news.
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Previously, during their interviews with the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Weverse magazine, BTS was touched by ARMY’s dedication and their help in charting their songs. They’ve again decided to thank fans as they reacted to the news of them topping Billboard for 10 weeks in a row. The boys wrote individual letters on the Weverse platform for ARMY. J-hope was endearing as he posted a selfie thanking fans.
Suga on the other hand stated that he missed ARMY and wanted to thank them by having a concert. RM touched fans’ hearts by saying, “There are many thankful things that are not easy, and I always seem to be out of expectations, sorry. We always put on something undeserved, but we are indeed absolutely yours.”
‘Butter’ has also had 30.5 million radio plays, 8.1 million streams and 112k downloads. It also is the fastest song to reach 450 million Spotify streams by a K-pop act. Additionally, it is BTS’ 4th most streamed Spotify song. ARMY are also trying to make it the third-fastest K-pop music video to reach 500 million views as it got 493 million views in 74 days.
Fans were excited over the news and touched by BTS’ reactions that they trended ‘Hot 100’ on Twitter. One fan tweeted in response to Suga’s reaction, “SOBS HES SO PRECIOUS.” Another fan responded to RM’s letter, “He deserve all the love in this planet.. this is me who will stay to be your #BTSARMY forever.” One responded to J-hope’s selfie, “He’s such a sunshine I LOVE UUUUUUUU HOBIIIIIIIIIIIII.”
One fan made a meme, “Bts getting another week at #1 on billboard hot 100 got jungkook sprinting.” Another fan tweeted, “I CAN'T STOP SCREAMING NOT ONLY BUTTER BUT WE'VE PERMISSION TO DANCE ON THE HOT 100!??!?!!! WE DID IT AGAIN CONGRATS LEGENDS BTS PAVED THE WAY SORRY NOT SORRY.” One couldn’t believe the news, “Wait so @BTS_twt have been #1 on the Hot 100 10 weeks out of the year so far…that’s 30 weeks so they’ve been on top of the Hot 100 chart for 1/3 of the year so far…holy crap.”
bts getting another week at #1 on billboard hot 100 got jungkook sprinting pic.twitter.com/slzYDjVmST— random jk things (@randomjungkook) August 2, 2021
I CAN'T STOP SCREAMING NOT ONLY BUTTER BUT WE'VE PERMISSION TO DANCE ON THE HOT 100!??!?!!! WE DID IT AGAIN CONGRATS LEGENDS BTS PAVED THE WAY SORRY NOT SORRY— 𝔊𝔦𝔲𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔤𝔯𝔢𝔢𝔫⁷🌙💃 (@taeginjske_lion) August 2, 2021