BTS tops Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with 'Butter'
"Butter," the second song by BTS with English lyrics, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Billboard announced Tuesday.
Released on May 21, "Butter" is the third song from the boy band to hit No. 1 on the chart, following "Dynamite" (2020) and "Life Goes On" (2020).
BTS is the only artist to have three songs hit No. 1 the same week they first charted.
The boy band was in a remix of Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)" (2020), which also topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart last year. Counting that song, BTS was No. 1 four times in nine months.
Justin Timberlake holds the record, topping the chart four times in seven months and two weeks, and the Jackson 5 did the same in eight months and two weeks.
"Butter" also topped the Billboard Global 200 chart, which keeps score in 200 countries.
"We will always strive to give you hot, sweet and refreshing music," BTS said via Big Hit Music.
The Billboard chart will be updated to reflect "Butter" as No. 1 on Wednesday.
BY HALEY YANG [email@example.com]