BTS’ hot summer song of the year “Permission to Dance” debuts at #1 On Billboard Hot 100! Earning BTS their 4th #1 debut, just behind Ariana Grande who has five #1 debuts. BTS now own 13 overall #1s on the US Hot 100 Chart. By adding a 5th #1 on the chart, the Band has become the artist (group) with the most #1 hits on the Hot 100 list this decade! After BTS’s “Butter” topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for a record-breaking seven straight weeks, the group’s latest hit “Permission to Dance” replaced “Butter” as the No. 1 song on the chart this week.
“Permission to Dance” was released on 9th July 2021 to celebrate ARMY Day (ARMYs Birthday). The energetic music video imagines life post the Covid-19 pandemic and incorporates individuals from all walks of life, careers, age, race and even those living with disability. The lyrics are uplifting telling you that np matter what you do not need anyone’s permission to dance.
BTS achieves the fastest accumulation of five #1 hits (“Dynamite,” “Savage Love,” “Life Goes On,” “Butter,“ and “Permission to Dance.”) on the Hot 100 among all artists since Michael Jackson in 1987-1988, they achieved this feat in a span of 10 months and two weeks.
According to Billboard, “Permission To Dance” drew 15.9 million U.S. streams, 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 140,100 downloads in the week ending July 15.
BTS performed “Permission to Dance” for the very first time on US television when they were hosted by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for aspecial two-night musical takeover from July 13-14
“Butter” takes #7 maintaining its position on the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 chart! “Butter” has passed the baton to “Permission to Dance” which has already started its domination on the charts, as SUGA said, “Permission to Dance” will replace “Butter” and reign for 4 to 5 weeks, and we all know “WHAT YOONGI WANTS, YOONGI GETS”
BTS is making history by being the first group and the second artist overall to replace a #1 debut song with another #1 debut song! “Permission to Dance” is the 9th song with the word “dance” in its title to top the Hot 100 in history.
Artists with the most No. 1 songs on the #Hot100 since 2010 include (9) rihanna, (8) BrunoMars, (8) Drake, (8) Katy Perry, (7) Justin Beiber, (7) Taylor Swift, (6) The weeknd, (5) ArianaGrande, (5) BTS and (5) Cardi B