BTS’s latest music video has hit the 400 million mark on YouTube! The music video for “Permission to Dance” was released on July 9 at 1 p.m. KST and surpassed 400 million views on December 20. The song, co-written by Ed Sheeran, had 1 million likes even before the music video premiered, and was the most viewed video on YouTube during its release week, with 152 million views in the first seven days. . It took about 5 months and 10 days for the video to reach this milestone.

The “Permission to Dance” music video shows the world moving forward in hope after the pandemic and celebrates diversity and frontline workers. The song is all the more meaningful as the choreography incorporates sign language for the words ‘Joy’, ‘Dance’ and ‘Peace’.

BTS also teamed up with YouTube to announce the “Permission to Dance Challenge,” inviting everyone to do 15-second shorts while following the choreography. The challenge, which began on July 23, was an effort to bring everyone together and participate in shared joy. It received an enthusiastic response and also saw the participation of legendary musician Elton John after BTS leader RM posted himself doing the challenge on Twitter and tagged the singer.

With the inclusion of ‘Permission to Dance’, BTS now has 16 music videos that have surpassed 400 million views, after ‘DNA’, ‘Dope’, ‘Fire’, ‘MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)’, ‘Fake Love’, ‘Blood Sweat and Tears’, ‘IDOL’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Boy With Luv’, ‘Not Today’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Spring Day’, ‘Butter’, ‘ON (Kinetic Manifesto Film: ‘Come Prima, and Life Goes On’.

Watch the video for “Permission to Dance” below:

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