BTS's hit songs "Butter" and "Permission to Dance" continue to be the most-streamed songs in Japan despite the tracks not being an original Japanese release.
On Aug. 4, the Oricon Chart released the latest streaming chart for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1, and on the tally, BTS once again grabbed the first two places for the fourth time.
BTS "Butter" and "Permission to Dance" are the Top 2 Most Streamed Songs in Japan for 4 Consecutive Weeks
On the Oricon Streaming Chart, dated Aug. 9, BTS's "Permission to Dance" claimed the No. 1 spot. It accumulated a total of 13,169,106 streams in Japan over the past week.
In second place on the latest Oricon Streaming Chart is BTS's "Butter," which recorded a total of 11,457,447 streams in Japan within the previous week.
Remarkably, these two English songs were the only ones to surpass 10 million streams from July 26 to Aug. 1.
On top of this, BTS has maintained its first and second positions on the Oricon Streaming Chart for four weeks in a row. This means "Butter" and "Permission to Dance" have been the Top 2 most-streamed songs in Japan for a month already.
"Butter" took first place and "Permission to Dance" ranked second for three weeks straight on the Oricon Chart until the week of July 19 to 25. They then switched positions in the previous week.
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Furthermore, BTS's "Butter" has made history on the Oricon Chart in terms of the streams. It has become the first song to spend 11 weeks straight with more than 10 million streams each, breaking the record of 10 weeks set by LiSA's "Homura."
Apart from "Butter" and "Permission to Dance," BTS's first-ever English single "Dynamite" also made it to the latest Oricon Streaming Chart. It had a total of 6,329,521 streams, taking the No. 5 spot.
BTS was the only K-pop artist inside the Top 20 of the Oricon Streaming Chart, dated Aug. 9.
Congratulations to BTS!
BTS "Butter" and "Permission to Dance" Consistently Rank on Tokyo Hot 100 and Billboard Japan Hot 100
In addition to the Oricon Streaming Chart, BTS's two latest English singles are also dominating other music charts, such as Tokyo Hot 100 and Billboard Japan Hot 100
Tokyo Hot 100 ranks songs depending on their number of plays on all J-Wave programs, listener points through voting, the sales volume of major CD stores in Tokyo, and the number of streams.
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BTS's "Permission to Dance" topped Tokyo Hot 100 for two weeks in a row already, while "Butter" maintained the No. 1 spot for the previous six weeks.
Even though it was surpassed by "Permission to Dance," "Butter" still holds the record for the longest-running No. 1 song on Tokyo Hot 100 this 2021.
Meanwhile, BTS's "Permission to Dance" and "Butter" secured the Nos. 2 and 3 positions on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1.
Another BTS song on the Billboard Japan chart is "Dynamite," which took the No. 9 spot. This track has now spent 50 consecutive weeks inside the Top 10.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott