BTS has once again topped the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with their new single Permission to Dance.
The band members have become the first artists to replace themselves at the top spot, as their own Butter falls to No. 7. The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber debut on the Hot 100 at No. 3 with Stay.
“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). 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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Butter stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for seven weeks. Just after releasing Butter, the Korean group performed their latest release at the Billboard Music Awards. BTS performed remotely from Korea. The group, comprised of Jung Kook, V, Jimin, j-hope, SUGA, Jin and RM, took viewers along to a backstage dressing room and onto a red carpet fitted for the BBMAs.
Butter broke multiple records within the first couple of hours of its release. Breaking their own record, it became the fastest YouTube video ever to reach 10 million views, hitting the mark in just 13 minutes.