BTS doesn’t need permission to dance, and neither do their fans. Some ARMYs submitted videos of themselves dancing to the BTS 2021 single, and the BTS V singer was surprised to see them.
Here’s what we know about this K-pop group and their “Permission to Dance” challenge.
BTS released their song “Permission to Dance” in 2021
Just weeks after BTS released their chart-topping song “Butter”, this K-pop group released their song “Permission to Dance”. Accompanied by a colorful music video and new choreography, this single rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Chart.
The YouTube clip has garnered more than 375 million views since its publication. However, the fan appreciation didn’t end there. Thousands of ARMYs around the world have submitted videos of themselves doing the “Permission to Dance” choreography. Of course, the members of BTS reacted to these clips.
The “Permission to Dance” challenge featured ARMYs of all ages
Extras featured in the “Permission to Dance” clip included bodyguards, makeup artists, video producers, and BTS managers. What this K-pop group didn’t expect, however, were thousands of submissions from ARMY, most of which learned the dance moves popularized by this boy group.
“We have noticed that people of all ages and professions have jumped on this challenge,” V said in an interview with People. “It was a pleasant surprise!
“I didn’t expect so many people to participate,” added BTS’s Jin. “I could see from the backgrounds that they were all coming from different places. Thanks for all the love! “
In conjunction with YouTube Shorts, fans appeared in an official compilation video for this song. Even members of BTS posted short videos on social media platforms like TikTok, gaining thousands of likes in the process.
BTS wanted to “uplift” and inspire the ARMYs with “permission to dance”
With an upbeat and “happy” sound, this track aimed to uplift BTS fans, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and BTS’s recently canceled “Map of the Soul” world tour.
“’Permission to Dance’ is a song we wanted to share and enjoy with as many people as possible. So naturally we had to think about how to make it more enjoyable for everyone, ”J-Hope said in the same interview. “Incorporating the gestures of the International Sign has allowed us to spread the positive energy of our music to a larger audience that we may not have reached before. “
After months of virtual performances, BTS returns to the United States to perform live for the ARMYs. This is in conjunction with their mini-residency at SOFI Stadium in Los Angeles, titled “Permission to Dance: On Stage”. Tickets are already sold for the concerts in November and December.
BTS’s “Permission to Dance” music video is now available to stream on YouTube. The music of this boy group is available to stream on music platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.
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