BTS just broke another one of their own records!
'Permission To Dance' gives BTS fifth Billboard Hot100 number 1 single, Ed Sheeran's fourth number 1 hit as a songwriter
This time, the global superstars' latest hit 'Permission To Dance' overtook their record-breaking single, 'Dynamite,' raking in 13.49 million streams on the Spotify counter on opening day.
.@BTS_twt now officially holds the Top 3 biggest counter debut streams of all-time in Spotify history! 🎉— BTS Charts & Translations⁷ (@charts_k) July 10, 2021
#1. Butter — 20.9M
#2. Permission to Dance — 13.49M (NEW)
#3. Dynamite — 12.6M
The feat makes 'Permission To Dance' the second-biggest Spotify counter debut of all time, following the May 2021 release, 'Butter,' which holds first place with 20.9 million streams.
BTS round up the top 3 Spotify counter debuts with 'Dynamite' - off their 2020 album, BE - clocking in 12.6 million streams on the counter on its first day of release.
The group also holds the top 2 biggest debuts on the Spotify Global Chart for 2021 with 'Butter' taking the top spot, followed by 'Permission To Dance.'
.@BTS_twt now holds the top 2 biggest debuts on the Spotify global chart in 2021:— chart data (@chartdata) July 10, 2021
#1 Butter 11.042m
#2 Permission to Dance 7.339m
The track, co-written by Ed Sheeran, also broke 10 million YouTube views in less than an hour - making it one of BTS' fastest music videos to reach the milestone.
Pop icon Elton John, who gets namechecked in the feel-good anthem, gives his nod of approval tweeting "When it all seems like it’s right, I sing along to BTS."
When it all seems like it’s right, I sing along to @bts_bighit #PermissionToDance— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 10, 2021
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BTS are set to perform their 2021 hit singles on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 13 and 14 July.
Watch 'Permission To Dance' here: