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.

In other news, Seoul gyms have banned the Permission To Dance from being played while people work out. The song along with other K-pop hits such as Drunk-Dazed by Enhypen is not allowed to play in gyms.
The reason behind this strange decision is that working out to fast-paced tunes with over 120 beats per minute could pose a risk. The risk becomes bigger when such songs are being played during group workouts. Not only banning songs, but authorities have also limited the maximum treadmill speed to 6 km/h. Authorities have taken these steps to deter people at the gym from breathing too quickly or splashing sweat on others and hence preventing any kind of virus from spreading amongst the people.