BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard; replaces ‘Butter’

BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard; replaces ‘Butter’ BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard; replaces ‘Butter’

Seoul: K-pop superstars BTS’ new song ‘Permission to Dance’ debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, replacing their own track ‘Butter’ at the top.

With the brand new song BTS extended their No. 1 run on the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks after ‘Butter’ reigned on top for seven weeks.

The Billboard Hot 100 is based on US streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales.

The song ‘Permission to Dance’ was released on July 9 as part of BTS’ CD single.

According to Billboard, the song is the 1,126th No. 1 song in the Hot 100’s 62-year history and the 55th track to debut at No. 1.

The song garnered 15.9 million US streams and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, and sold 140,100 downloads as of July 15.

Permission to Dance also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, where it’s BTS’ eighth No. 1, extending the act’s record for the most among groups. It also begins at No. 8 on Streaming Songs.

The is the groups’ fifth song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and made BTS the fourth artist to have at least four No. 1 debuts on the chart.

Ariana Grande has five while Justin Bieber and Drake have four each.

The South Korean septet supplants itself at the top spot, as the group's own "Butter" falls to No. 7 after seven weeks at No. 1.

Billboard Chart rankings are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales.

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