We make history together; that’s the message BTS has put out into the universe, following a historic Billboard Chart win!
Today, Billboard crowned BTS’s “Butter” the No.1 song of the summer on the annual “Songs of the Summer” chart. After 14 weeks on the “Hot 100” chart, 10 of which were spent at No.1, “Butter” rose to the top spot again for the chart dated September 11th.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) September 7, 2021
The Billboard Chart‘s announcement tweets did not, however, mention “Butter” collaborator Megan Thee Stallion. After dropping on August 27th, the BTS x Megan Thee Stallion remix brought “Butter” up to the No.1 spot again on the “Hot 100” chart.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) August 28, 2021
Shortly after the announcement, “megan” began trending on Twitter as fans hyped Megan Thee Stallion, acknowledging her contribution. Many are planning to help the rapper gain more credit by purchasing and streaming the remix.
The goal is to get Megan credited next week.
We are aiming for a top 10-20 (there’s an album bomb coming next week)
We are talking with funding fanbases to figure out the buying ratio that will help Megan be credited. Please be patient with us and sorry for the wait.
— 🧈BTS US Updates⁷👅 (@tannieglobal) September 7, 2021
I know a lot of us are feeling disappointed in regard to Megan being not credited for the No 1. It's ok to feel that way. However, plz also acknowledge the fact that we did our best despite very strong competitions & repeaked Butter 📢💜. #Butter10thNo1OnHot100@BTS_twt
— ᴮᴱARMY_Connect⁷ (@Army_Connect) September 7, 2021
Big Hit Music‘s official BTS Twitter account, @bts_bighit, has included Megan Thee Stallion in the celebrations and thanked ARMY for helping BTS make history.
🎉Billboard #Hot100 No.1 (AGAIN!)🎉
아미 여러분의 사랑을 듬뿍받고 다시 1위로 올라온 #BTS_Butter🧈 15주 내내 변함없는 💜 보내주셔서 감사합니다#BTS_Butter🧈 returns to #1 with amazing @theestallion! We're always grateful for your💜and support #BTSARMY#WeMakeHistoryTogetherARMY https://t.co/vVK0ryIRek
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) September 7, 2021
As fans have noted, changes are now in the process of being made on Billboard’s website to acknowledge Megan Thee Stallion and the “Butter” remix’s contributions to “Butter’s” overall success.
“Butter” returns to the top of the Hot 100 following the Aug. 27 release of its remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion. (The song continues to be credited solely to BTS on the Hot 100 and Digital Song Sales, as total activity for the original and other mixes solely by the group outpaced that of the new remix in overall metrics, including sales, during the tracking week; Megan Thee Stallion is credited this week on Streaming Songs, as her remix was the song’s most dominant version in streaming for the week.)
Read all about the win here: