BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ Debuts Atop Hot 100

“Permission to Dance,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, is the 1,126th No. 1 in the…

“Permission to Dance,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, is the 1,126th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history, and the 55th to enter on top. Here’s a deeper look at its entrance.

Streams, airplay & sales: Following its July 9 release, “Permission to Dance” drew 15.9 million U.S. streams and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold 140,100 downloads (via its original and instrumental digital versions, each on sale for 69 cents) in the week ending July 15, according to MRC Data.

The track debuts atop the 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.