Billboard No. 1 with new song Permission to Dance

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Billboard No. 1 with new song Permission to Dance

South Korean superband BTS has added another feat to its copious list of accomplishments: replacing one of the group’s own songs at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 and scoring back-to-back debuts atop the list.

The septet’s latest number “Permission to Dance” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s main singles chart, becoming the group’s fifth song to top the chart.

“”Permission To Dance” officially debuts at No. 1 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns the group its fifth career No. 1 hit, and helps them become the first act to replace themselves at No. 1 since @Drake in 2018,” Billboard said on its Twitter account on Monday (U.S. time).

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BTS’ new No. 1 song drew 15.9 million U.S. streams and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions while selling 140,100 downloads in the week ending July 15, it added.


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The catchy track replaces “Butter,” which debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated June 5 and stayed on the throne for six more weeks.

With the latest feat, BTS now has 13 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 records, also including three times with “Dynamite” and one each with “Permission to Dance,” “Life Goes On” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat).”

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Released on July 9, “Permission to Dance” is the group’s second collaboration with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was included in the physical album for “Butter” along with instrumental versions for both songs.

The song immediately made a splash upon release, reaching No. 2 on Spotify and topping iTunes top songs charts in 92 regions. Most recently, it debuted at No. 16 on the British music chart Official Chart’s top 100 singles list.

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Billboard No. 1 with new song Permission to Dance

BTS members have noted how the song is something for everyone.

Calling the English track a “song for everyone to enjoy easily,” Jimin said it “carries the message that everyone should dance freely even if they have had a tough day in real life.”

RM, meanwhile, said it is a “song that will get everybody’s heart pumping and dancing” and called it a gift from Sheeran.

The BTS song “Butter” dropped to No. 7 on the latest chart, according to Billboard.

It marked the longest No. 1 streak achieved by a group since 1995, when “One Sweet Day,” a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men, spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

BTS became the first Asian artist to stay at No. 1 for longer than four straight weeks on Billboard’s main singles chart. Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto held the title with “Sukiyaki” in 1963. (Yonhap)

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