BTS to host “Permission to Dance” concert in October


The world’s largest boy group is inviting fans from all over the world to dance the night away at their next digital gig.

On Wednesday, Big Hit Music announced that BTS will host another live online streaming event, “PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE,” on October 24.

“We’re going to meet the ARMY streaming online,” Suga enthused in a video message.

“Our stage is where you are, so enjoy the day together with us,” added J-Hope.

The upcoming event will be the group’s fourth virtual concert since the COVID-19 crisis rocked the entertainment industry last year.

BTS first appeared on the digital scene in June 2020 for “BANG BANG CON THE LIVE”. According to Big Hit Music, the global gathering gathered a simultaneous audience of around 756,000 people (and these are just legal streams) from around 107 regions, setting the Guinness World Record for most viewers for a music event. online at the time.

Just four months later, the pop juggernaut once again brought the ARMYs together at “MAP OF THE SOUL ON: E” and drew an estimated 993,000 spectators from 191 countries.

At their “MUSTER SOWOOZOO” online fan meeting in June this year, the Bangtan boys drew an impressive 1.3 million paid viewers from 195 territories, breaking their initial record for the second time.

Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, BTS was scheduled to stage a massive world tour across Europe, Asia and North America. The “Map of the Soul” series, however, was officially canceled almost a year after its end due to concerns about the safety of their fans amid the ongoing pandemic.

New sales record in the United States

Meanwhile, the septet’s record single “Butter” marked its 15th week at the top of Billboard’s digital song sales chart (for the September 18 chart), extending its reign as the longest-serving No.1 hit. for 2021 and the fourth-longest since the creation of the shopping list only.

To date, only BTS has managed to rank more than one song at the top for at least 15 frames. “Butter” joins the disco-pop hit of the group “Dynamite”, which currently holds the record for the most images at the top (18 weeks).

Since its release, the Anthem of the Summer, which has sold at least 2.5 million pure units in the United States, making it the best-selling single of 2021, has generated massive sales. . In fact, the catchy song is the only track this year that has sold over 100,000 copies each week for 7 consecutive images dating from its debut.

The hot streak was only interrupted after their third English title “Permission to Dance” surpassed dance-pop. “Butter,” however, returned to the top the following week and has since continued to dominate the digital song sales charts.

The feat brings the total number of weeks the top-ranked Korean group has spent to 41, surpassing Rihanna’s total, making it the second-highest total of any performer. BTS is now only three executives behind Taylor Swift, the current leader, who has recorded a 44-week lead.

The final milestone is just one of many historic firsts BTS has landed in Billboard’s digital song sales chart.

The seven-piece is the first artist to debut six titles in the buy-only top 10 list and the first act to occupy the top six spots for the same week. The Koreans hit the record with “Life Goes On”, “Blue & Gray”, “Stay”, “Telepathy”, “Dis-ease” and. “Fly To My Room”, tracks from their pensive album “BE” on the charts dated December 5, 2020.

The group is also the first and the only one to occupy the first two places on nine occasions. BTS performed the feat on March 7, 2020 with “On” and “My Time”, on October 17 with “Dynamite” and “Savage Love (Laxed Siren Beat)”, on December 5, 2020, with “Life Goes On” and “Blue & Gray” and from July 24 to August 21, 2021, with “Butter” and “Permission to Dance.)

Overall, BTS landed a total of 57 career songs on the digital song sales chart. Of that number, 26 entered the top 10, while 8 landed at No.1.

Meanwhile, on the global digital song sales tally, the Bangtan boys have recorded 139 tracks. Of the 107 titles that made it into the top 10, 31 reached No.1, setting the record for most No.1 hits by an artist.

Likewise, their studio albums are selling hugely. The supergroup recorded 11 records on the music publication’s album sales chart, with 5 that reached No.1.

BTS also landed 12 No.1 releases on the World Albums chart, including their Japanese feature films “Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey” and “BTS the Best”.

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