BTS beats Olivia Rodrigo to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – POPline

The fierce dispute between the BTS e Olivia rodrigo for the first place in the North American music chart came to an end this Monday (31/05) and gave the “victory” to the South Korean group that placed “Butter” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in its week debuts.

Olivia Rodrigo, in turn, has nothing to complain about. Despite not having managed to remain in the first position on the list, the singer appears 3 times in the Top10, something unprecedented in US chart history for a debut album. “Good 4 u“, which the week before was in first, now occupies the 2nd place, ahead of “deja breast“On 3rd. Track “traitor“, part of his new album “Sour“, appeared in the 9th position.

“Butter”

According to MRC Data, the new BTS bet debuted with 32.2 million streams in the US and sold 242.800 downloads in the week ending May 27th. On radio, the South Korean phenomenon attracted 18.1 million radio listeners in the week ending May 30th.

The week of downloads is the second biggest since the release of “Dynamite”, by BTS itself in September 2020, with 300 thousand. “Butter” debuts at the top of the digital sales charts, where the group accumulates seven No. 1. This is the fourth song by K-pop idols to appear at the top of the chart.

Previously, “Dynamite”, “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” and “Life Goes On” occupied the post. According to Billboard, this is the fastest accumulation of #1 numbers on the chart in just nine months since the release of “Dynamite” in September 2020.

The second week of “good 4 u”

With three tracks in the Top10, Olivia Rodrigo left “good 4 u” No. 2 on the Hot 100. The song wins in all metrics, as this is also its second week at the top of the Streaming Songs, with about 62.7 million streams, an increase of 45%.

The singer’s previous single continues to be successful. “Deja Vu,” the third-ranked track this week, has registered a 79% increase since its debut, with 32.8 million streams.

It is worth remembering that, for the Hot 100, Billboard counts digital sales of singles, streaming on different platforms currently available and performance on radio stations in the country.

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