BTS are not done with dominating the music industry by churning out music that is consumed as fast and as wide as any country with the ability to listen to music. MRC Data released their yearly midyear report, and BTS owns the top two positions on the best selling songs list, apart from having the bestselling song of the year in America. “Butter has sold 841,000 copies which is an impressive number considering the song was released on 21st May. “Butter” dropped with an impressive debut atop several worldwide streaming platforms and broke several Guinness World Records.
“Butter” and “Dynamite” are the top 2 best selling songs this first half of the year 2021. Both songs, all sung in English were released debuting at #1 on several charts, breaking records, with “Butter” ending up taking all of “Dynamite’s” previous records. At this point, It has become a reality that BTS is the only one that can surpass BTS.
“Butter,” impressively rules over the Hot 100 for a seventh consecutive week, is the only song to sell at least half a million copies in America in 2021.
With 11.042 million first-day streams on the Spotify global chart, “Butter” set a new all-time record for the biggest song debut in the platform’s history—Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” previously held that honor since May 2019 with 10.977 million opening-day streams and garnered a Guinness World Record for the achievement. The single accumulated over 20.9 million global streams (unfiltered) and set another record: for the largest single-day streams of any song ever on Spotify. It also broke the record for fastest song to reach 100 million streams, surpassing the mark on its eighth day.
BTS’ first ever all English-language chart topper “Dynamite,” which ended 2020 as the bestselling track, has sold 283,000 copies so far.
“Dynamite” was a commercial success, as it debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming BTS’s first number-one single in the United States and making BTS the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100. The song sold 265,000 downloads in its first week, marking the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017).