Bombay, July 20
Popular South Korean group BTS wants the world to dance to their latest track “Permission to dance” as they posted a challenge on YouTube Shorts.
Starting Friday, fans around the world can create a 15-second YouTube short from the mobile app, copying the dance moves from the clip.
The dance moves for this challenge are the “International Sign” gestures the septet was seen doing in the clip, carrying the meanings “Joy”, “Dance” and “Peace”.
As part of the challenge, BTS will be highlighting some of their favorite shorts in a compilation video, so participants are encouraged to use the hashtags #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts for their designs.
“Just as ‘Permission to dance’ sends the message that you don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to dance, we hope that we can bring people from all over the world to dance with us, without any limits or constraints. We are very happy to see this challenge come to life on YouTube Shorts and we can’t wait to see what you all create, ”said Shin Young Jae, Managing Director of Bighit music.
“BTS are global icons,” said Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube, adding, “Record after record on YouTube, BTS’s immense contribution to the music world has made them an undeniable force. . We are honored to partner with them on the Permission to Dance Challenge on YouTube Shorts, helping to spread happiness and build lasting bonds between their YouTube fans around the world. We are delighted to see the ARMY dance! “
“Permission to dance” is the latest single from BTS to top the Billboard Hot 100, replacing their own song “Butter”. – IANS