BTS needs no permission to make music history as their feel-good track Permission to Dance debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This ends the seven-week streak of their previous dance-pop single Butter.
According to Billboard, the song reached 15.9 million streams, 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, and sold 140,100 downloads a week after its release.
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated July 24, 2021)— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) July 19, 2021
To date, BTS is the fifth group in Billboard history to replace itself at the top of the Hot 100 following The Beatles, Boyz II Men, Outkast, and Black Eyed Peas.
The septet is also the first group to replace themselves on the Billboard Hot 100 with both songs that started at No. 1.
As of this writing, BTS is the third musical act with four No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 aside from Justin Bieber and Drake. American singer Ariana Grande leads all acts with five No. 1 hits.
BTS expressed their gratitude to their fans on Twitter. The members also posted heartfelt messages on paid artist-to-fan communications app Weverse.
?Billboard #Hot100 No.1?#BTS_Butter 의 바통을 이어받아 1위를 차지한 #PermissiontoDance— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) July 19, 2021
두 곡 모두 1위로 차트데뷔라니!? 감사합니다?#BTS_Butter handed the baton to #PermissiontoDance
Two songs debuting at number 1!? Thank you?#Got_ARMY_Behind_Us #ThankYouARMY https://t.co/LQQOHHCptO
Congratulations to BTS and ARMYs for this achievement!
Banner and thumbnail photo from @BIGHIT_MUSIC on Twitter