BTS Tops Billboard Hot 100 with 'Permission To Dance' + RM Reveals Why They Included Sign Languages in the Dance

BTS has once again topped Billboard's Hot 100 with "Permission To Dance"!

BTS continues their streak as the No.1 song on Billboard's weekly ranking of popular songs in the United States, Hot 100! On July 19 local time, Billboard revealed the songs that made it into the Top 10 of Hot 100 for the week of July 24.  

Keep on reading to know more.

BTS Permission To Dance Makes Debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100

According to Billboard, BTS' newest song, "Permission To Dance," made its debut at No.1 on the popular chart, taking over the spot that was previously held by BTS very own song, "Butter," which held the top spot for seven weeks in a row and broke records.

In addition, "Permission To Dance" becomes the fifth song of BTS to top at No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100, following "Dynamite," "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" which they featured in with Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685, "Life Goes On," and "Butter."

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Not only that, but it took BTS just over 10 months and two weeks for them to accomplish five No.1 songs on the Hot 100, which is the fastest time to do so since Michael Jackson, who was able to accomplish this feat within nine months and two weeks back in 1987 to 1988.

Billboard also revealed that BTS is the fourth act with at least four No.1 debuts on the Hot 100 chart, following Ariana Grande with five, and Justin Bieber and Drake with four.

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This also marks BTS being the first act to take over themselves at No.1 on Hot 100 since Drake, who took over himself back in 2018. In addition, this also marks BTS as the fifth group to replace themselves at No.1 on the chart in Billboard history, as well as the first group to replace their No.1 debut with another No.1 debut.

"Permission To Dance" also drew in over 15.9 million streams in the United States, as well as 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 140,100 downloads in the week of July 15.

Congratulations to BTS!

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BTS' RM Reveals Why They Included Sign Languages in "Permission To Dance"

Back on July 13, RM held a casual V-Live to chat with fans. During his live, he talked about using sign languages in the choreography for "Permission To Dance."

Regarding how they decided to use sign languages in the choreography, RM said, "Our team just happened to have come up with that idea one day. It was something that we have never thought of in the past, and it was such a fresh idea."

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"We had a lot of fun while making the choregraphy of the dance. I felt really proud and happy after I heard that many people were touched by our use of sign languages in 'Permission To Dance'," RM added.

Back on July 9, BTS released the CD version of "Butter," which included their new song "Permission To Dance." The song's choreography also included sign languages that mean "peace," "fun," and "dance."

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is the Director-General at the World Health Organization (WHO), praised and thanked BTS for including sign languages in their dance.

"As 1.5 billion people in the world are affected by hearing loss; sign language can help them to continue enjoying music which can bring joy to life," said the Director-General.

Check out BTS Permission To Dance MV here!

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Written by Robyn Joan

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