New Delhi: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has penned a track for the popular K-pop group BTS.
During an interview on Saturday (June 26) on the American radio show Most Requested Live, Sheeran said he has teamed up with BTS for the music group’s upcoming song.
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”I’ve actually worked with BTS on their last record. I’ve just written a new song for them, for their new record. They’re super, super cool guys,” he said.
Sheeran previously collaborated with BTS on Make it Right, a tune from the group’s 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona.
— Most Requested Live (@MostRequestLive) June 27, 2021
Sheeran appeared on the show to promote his new single Bad Habits.
BTS has a CD version of their latest chart-topping English-language hit Butter coming up in July, and their label Hybe Corporation previously announced that it will include a brand new track that “will make your heart beat to the rhythm of BTS”s positive energy”.
It is, however, uncertain if the group’s new song with Sheeran will be included in the CD version of Butter.
Meanwhile according to Billboard, BTS has now also become the seventh artist to earn their first four Hot 100 No. 1 in less than a year.
The Hot 100 determines the most popular songs of the week by blending all-genre US streaming of official audio and official video.
Butter’s music video was the biggest premiere in YouTube history, drawing in 3.9 million concurrent viewers for its May 21 premiere. It also set a record for most YouTube views within 24 hours of release.
Butter hit 108.2 million views during that time frame, surpassing the.
According to Pop Base, it surpassed 10 million views in just 13 minutes — a record. After the song dropped on Spotify, it garnered more than 11 million global streams in just one day, making it the most-streamed Spotify track in the first 24 hours.
The track beat Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s track I Don’t Care.
Butter also broke Amazon Music records. Globally, BTS’ Butter received the most first-week streams of any song in the history of Amazon Music.
”These latest accolades bring BTS’ number of records up to an incredible 23 — making them one of the most successful music groups in Guinness World Records history, alongside other chart toppers like Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Madonna, and The Beatles,” Guinness World Records noted.