BTS Proves Dominance by Topping Digital Song Sales With Butter Following Grammys Snub

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BTS dominated the global digital song sales again with Butter despite the song recently getting snubbed in Grammy's major category.

ARMYs were left disappointed after the Recording Academy announced that BTS only scored one nomination at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Despite Butter's continuous success, the song only led the group to the Best Pop Duo or Group Performance category. With that, they will go against Coldplay, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Doja Cat & SZA, Justin Bieber, and Benny Blanco.

Even if the K-pop supergroup truly faced major snub on Grammys, they managed to break another record and bagged an honor for the second time.

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BTS' Butter is 2021's Most Sold Digital Song of the Year

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Billboard unveiled the top digital song sales in 2020 based on data provided by MRC Data, and BTS secured four spots on the category alone.

BTS' Butter topped the list with 1,889,000 sales. The other group's songs include Permission to Dance at No. 3 (404,000), Dynamite at No. 6 (308,000), and My Universe at No. 7 (287,000).

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It became the second year the group scored the top spot in the US. In 2020, BTS also got the No. 1 with Dynamite, selling 1.26 million digital copies. Meanwhile, Butter is the only song this year to reach 1 million.

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The same song joined the 39 other songs that stayed 10 non-consecutive weeks on the top of the Billboard Hit 100 chart.

BTS Brings Home More Recognitions

On top of these, Butter – including Permission to Dance and Dynamite – became the most-tweeted-about songs of 2021. The supergroup itself was the most tweeted person in the world and has the most retweeted tweet after sharing the hashtags #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate

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"The most Retweeted Tweet of 2021 takes a more serious tone and brings us back to the social movements that dominated the conversation and brought people across the globe together in support of a mutual cause," the Twitter blog said.

#BTS was also the most tweeted hashtag, showing how powerful their fandom is.

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