Billboard Hot 100: BTS’ “Butter” Secures 9th Week As #1 Song In America, Becomes Longest-Reigning Leader Of 2021

“Butter” holds onto the top spot on this week’s Hot 100.

BTS - Butter Single courtesy of HYBE

BTS’ “Butter” holds off a strong newcomer to retain #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

In retaining its Hot 100 crown, “Butter” secures a ninth overall week as the #1 song in America. The reign outright ranks as the largest of 2021; “Butter” was previously in a tie with Olivia Rodrigo’s eight-week #1 “drivers license.”

“Butter” again posted massive tracking period sales numbers, while remaining a factor on the radio and streaming fronts.

Powered by massive opening week activity, Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s “INDUSTRY BABY” takes #2 this week. Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” slides one spot to #3, The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s “STAY” holds at #4, and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating (featuring DaBaby)” drops two places to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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