On May 25 local time, Billboard declared that BTS’s new single “Butter” had debuted at No. 26 on its Pop Songs radio airplay chart, which positions every week’s most famous pop songs by measuring total weekly plays on different standard Top 40 radio stations in the United States.
The accomplishment is particularly noteworthy thinking about that “Butter” was released last Friday, May 21—as the Pop Songs chart follows a Monday-to-Sunday cycle, “Butter” figured out how to enter the chart after only three days of airplay.
The ranking additionally denotes BTS’s highest debut on the chart to date, breaking their past record of No. 30 (set by “Dynamite” a year ago).
Not at all like radio airplay charts, most Billboard charts that reflect sales and streaming numbers use information from a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, implying that “Butter” will hit Billboard’s sales and streaming charts one week from now.