BTS breaks stream record for ‘Butter’ on 1st release day
Unsurprisingly, BTS’s “Butter” broke Spotify’s highest total stream record on debutday with an absolutely massive worldwide total. However, the record number did not earn “Butter” the #1 spot on Spotify’s chart as of Friday, May 21. Who occupies this position is the recently released single “Good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo, releasing an exceptional number on Friday along with the full release of the album “SOUR”.
According to the official Spotify data, “Butter” attracted 11,042,335 global broadcasts on Spotify on Friday. The figure surpasses the opening day sum of 10,977,389 achieved by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s 2019 success, “I Don’t Care,” which previously stood as the record. The figure placed “Butter” at #2 on Friday’s Spotify daily chart.
¡Debuts más grandes de todos los tiempos en Spotify!
1. Butter — 11,042,335 2. I Don't Care — 10,977,389 3. Nonstop — 9,298,297
The aforementioned “Good 4 u” remained at #1 on the worldwide chart, thanks to their gigantic single-day total of 12,192,526 views, 43% more than Thursday’s number and by far their best total. daily until now. The record for most streams in a single day, not just launch days, belongs to Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which received 17,223,237 last Christmas Eve.
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In other related news, the guys dream to win a Grammy, America’s highest musical recognition. The group spoke about the award during the press conference for “Butter”. When asked if the song is aimed at the Grammys, SUGA replied: “I don’t think we can say that we don’t think about that. We still want to win a Grammy and we will accept the challenge. I hope we achieve good results“.
RM added that BTS wants to do their best to meet the challenge of winning a Grammy Award. He even handled the rap part in a different way. “This was a very complete song. However, there were parts of rap that did not suit us, so I wrote it thinking that it would be good to adjust them to this new style,” he explained.