BTS 'Butter' Can't Stop Breaking Records

It's no secret that BTS' new hit song "Butter" is a smash hit—and now the boys have the records to prove it.

The South Korean seven-piece band, made up of members Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, J-Hope, RM, V and Suga, has shattered countless records since debuting in 2013.

The K-pop group has become a global phenomenon in recent years, cementing themselves in music history with a Grammy nomination, a deal as ambassadors for designer Louis Vuitton and a slate of world records under their belt.

Now, their latest success comes in the form of their second English single "Butter," which was released alongside a music video on May 21.

The song, which went straight to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, has become the group's fourth US number one.

A week on since the track's release and the video's viewer count is already up to a staggering 280 million, at the time of publishing.

Let's take a look at all five world records "Butter" has broken.

Most-Streamed Track on Spotify in the First 24 hours

The Guinness World Records revealed that the single amassed an astonishing 11,042,335 worldwide streams on Spotify within one day of landing on the streaming platform.

"Butter" pushed Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's 2019 track "I Don't Care" into second place as it beat the song by 64,946 streams.

Most Viewers for the Premiere of a Video on YouTube

The group had big shoes to fill, their own to be precise, as they previously held the record for most viewers for the premiere of a YouTube video with their 2020 single "Dynamite."

"Dynamite" peaked at 3 million concurrent viewers but BTS fans, known as the Army, showed out in full force for "Butter" as it garnered 3.9 million views—comfortably smashing the group's previous title.

Most Viewers for the Premiere of a Music Video on YouTube

This one was an easy scoop for the group as it was somewhat inevitable given they already broke the video premiere record.

Most-Viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 Hours

If you hadn't guessed already, BTS previously held this record too with "Dynamite". The song, which marked their first track solely in English, pulled in 101.1 million views in 24 hours.

However, within just one day of dropping on the website, "Butter" breezed past "Dynamite" with 108.2 million views, allowing the band to break their own record again.

Most-Viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 Hours by a K-pop Group

Another easy win for BTS here as they already took the title for most-viewed YouTube music video.

The two gigantic wins mean that the superstar group now holds both the number one and two sports on YouTube's All-Time Top 24 Hour Music Debuts.

BTS' "Butter" has smashed five world records
BTS performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 on December 31, 2019 in New York City. BTS' latest track "Butter" has smashed five world records. Noam Galai/Getty Images

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