Musical sensation and global superstars BTS are dominating charts around the world this summer with their back-to-back hits. Now as their third English song “Permission to Dance” won the Internet for spreading joy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the K-Pop group put on a dance challenge.
The energetic number – released on July 9 – saw the group dressed as edgy cowboys, dancing their hearts out with people from all walks of life. Imagining a post-Covid world where masks no longer hide our smiles, the group deviated from their rigorous choreography, making way for easy moves for everyone to join in on the fun. Taking another step towards inclusivity, the band also included international sign language in their music video, in a nod to Disability Pride Month.
Their latest English song, which is the second collaboration with popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, has already topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with the baton passed by the band’s summer hit. ‘Butter’. As the song urges everyone to dance amid these difficult times, people all over the world have joined the bandwagon.
While some have tried to follow the Korean septet’s choreography step by step, others have added their personal touch! And that it’s not just humans who joined the dance challenge. From small children to the elderly, videos of people participating in the dance challenge have taken the internet by storm, on social media platforms.
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“As part of the challenge, BTS will be highlighting some of their favorite shorts in a compilation video, so entrants are encouraged to use the hashtags #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts to have their creations considered,” YouTube said. and Bighit Music in a statement. at the start of the challenge.
The official music video debut earned the record-breaking group their 5th spot on YouTube’s top 10, the biggest 24-hour music debut list of all time, with the group now holding 50% of the spots, including No. 1 for ‘Butter’ and second place for ‘Dynamite’. “Butter” also has the record for biggest music video premiere of all time, with 3.9 million peak competitors and held No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks.