BTS’ Single CD ‘Butter’ Sells Over 1.97 Million Copies in Just 1 Week

Published on 18/07/2021

BTS has sold almost two million copies of the CD version of “Butter”!

According to Hanteo Chart on July 16 KST, BTS’ recently released single CD of “Butter,” has sold a total of 1,975,364 copies for the week of July 9 to July 15 – an incredible feat considering that it has only been a week since its release on July 9, and that it was achieved by a single CD.

BTS Butter CD Version Selling Almost 2 Million Copies in a Week Sets New Milestone

The achievement marks the CD version of “Butter” as the highest-selling album released this year.

As a result, “Butter” surpasses BTS’ fourth full-length album, “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7,” which was released in February 2020 and accumulated more than 3.7 million album copies sold, in the most albums sold in the first week of its release.

BTS Permission to Dance

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That also means that “BE,” which sold 2.27 million album copies and was released back in November 2020, as well as “MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA,” which accumulated more than 2.13 album copies sold, is the third and fourth highest-selling albums in the first week of release, respectively.

The CD version of “Butter” contains a total of four tracks, including their digital single “Butter” that was released on May 21, as well as their new song “Permision to Dance,” and the instrumental version of both the songs.

On the music charts, “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” had seen outstanding results. “Butter” entered Billboard’s main singles chart, Hot 100, at No.1 and is currently the longest-running No.1 song by an Asian act, sitting at the No.1 spot of seven weeks in a row.


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In addition, “Butter” is also the No.1 on the most downloaded songs in the United States for the first half of the year.

Of course, “Permission to Dance” is also seeing success on the charts. In just three days of its release, it recorded an amazing 40,000 downloads in domestic music charts. In Oricon chart, Japan’s music ranking, it topped the Weekly Digital Singles rankings for the week of July 19.

Meanwhile, BTS is confirmed to participate in the “Global Citizen Live,” a 24-hour global large-scale live concert event that will feature numerous world-renowned artists such as Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Colplay, Metallica, the Queens, Adam Lambert, and more.

“Global Citizen Live” will be held on September 25 local time.

BTS Save Me Music Video Surpasses 600 Million Views

On July 15 at around 6:42am KST, BTS’ music video for their 2016 release, “Save Me,” has surpassed 600 million views on Youtube, making it the group’s 10th music video to do so following “DNA,” “Fake Love,” “Fire,” “Boy With Luv,” “IDOL,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Dynamite,” and “Dope.”

Released on May 15, 2016, “Save Me” reached the milestone in a little over five years, one month, and 29 days.

Congratulations, BTS!

Check out BTS Save Me here: