Thanks to the #1 debut of their latest single, ‘Permission to Dance,’ K-Pop septet BTS have shattered a number of Hot 100 records.
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At the top of the week it was announced the boys of BTS blasted to the Hot 100’s top spot, unseating their long-running hit, ‘Butter,’ in the process.
Here are the numbers that put ‘Permission’ at the Pop chart’s pinnacle.
- Streaming: 15.9 million U.S. streams
- Radio Airplay: 1.1 million audience impressions
- Digital Downloads: 140,100 sold
Their fourth Hot 100 #1 debut (fifth chart-topper overall), the performance of ‘Permission’ makes BTS only the fourth act in history to boast that many #1 premieres – leading among all groups but tying the records of Justin Bieber and Drake. Only Ariana Grande (with 5 career Hot 100 #1 debuts) has more. Speaking of Drake, BTS joins him as the only two acts to ever replace themselves atop the chart with another #1 debut (‘Butter’ debuted at #1 back in June).
As if that’s not enough to celebrate, Billboard says the success of the septet’s latest single puts them in legendary company: Michael Jackson and The Beatles.
BTS has achieved its Hot 100 No. 1s over a span of 10 months and two weeks. That’s the quickest accumulation of five leaders since Michael Jackson tallied five, all from his album Bad, over nine months and two weeks in 1987-88: “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” with Siedah Garrett, “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana.”
The Beatles hold the mark for the quickest span of five Hot 100 No. 1s, having earned their first five over exactly six months in 1964: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Love Me Do” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”
Click here to see who joins BTS in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check.