BTS ” butter ‘remains the biggest seller in the United States for 2021
BTS pop megastars have flaunted their enormous selling power by posting another unbeatable sales figure in the world’s largest music market.
RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook’s hit single, “Butter,” has now surpassed 2.5 million units in the United States, marking the country’s highest sales so far for 2021.
The milestone comes just over three months after the Koreans left the track and a year after they made history as the first Asian group to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their disco. -pop “Dynamite”.
To date, “Butter” has totaled 13 images at No. 1 on Billboard’s digital song sales chart, the longest run for a song this year and the fourth overall.
Supergroup “Dynamite” is the current all-time rule on ranking purchases only after you land 18 images at the top of the list.
The release of “Butter (Remix)” starring Megan Thee Stallion on August 27, however, positions the track to fight for the pop disco record on the digital song sales charts, as well as make a Billboard comeback. Hot 100, extending its reign as the # 1 longest hit on the chart for 2021 and the longest for any Asian artist dating back to the creation of the chart.
The feat that breaks racial barriers and challenges the West’s dominance over the global music industry, however, is often the subject of heated debate on social media.
Critics say the willful effort of international ARMYs to pool their money and buy BTS’s music in the United States “skews” the ratings, preventing the authoritative list from showing the “organic” popularity of other songs.
While more attention has recently been given to metric count buys due to the success of the Summer Anthem on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s important to note that prior to BTS’s English releases they were has long been a sales giant in countries around the world, including the United States.
BTS, the first non-Western group named the world’s best-selling artist in 2020 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, landed 57 songs in the digital song sales chart. Of that number, 26 entered the top 10, while 8 peaked at the very top.
With their English titles “Dynamite”, “Butter” and “Permission to Dance”, the three best-selling digital downloads of 2021 in the United States, their Korean singles “Life Goes On”, “Fake Love”, “ON”, Idol “with Nicki Minaj and the Japanese song” Film Out “also grabbed the top spot.
Meanwhile, BTS has listed 139 tracks in Billboard’s global digital song sales tally. Of the 107 songs that reached the top 10, 31 made it to the top, setting the record for the most No. 1 hits packaged by an artist.
Their studio albums also turned out to be a huge sales booster. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook recorded 11 recordings on the music publication’s album sales chart, with 5 recordings reaching No.1.
The Bangtan Boys also scored 12 No.1 releases on the World Albums chart, including their Japanese feature films “Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey” and “BTS the Best”.
The frequent leader on world albums even once monopolized the top three spots on the world album chart for an impressive 29 weeks, the first act to achieve the feat since the list launched in 1990.
BTS has also occupied up to 50-70% of the top levels on the roster on multiple occasions.
Beyond the charts, the K-pop titan also demonstrated his colossal appeal in the United States after selling all of the dates of his 2019 “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour, which was held at the Rose Bowl. Stadium in Los Angeles, Metlife Stadium in New Jersey and Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago, some of the toughest venues in the country.
Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, BTS was expected to return with an even bigger tour. The “Map of the Soul” tour was officially canceled almost a year after its end due to concerns about the safety of their fans amid the ongoing pandemic.