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BTS music video 'Idol' breaks 900 mln YouTube views

09:39 April 25, 2021

SEOUL, April 25 (Yonhap) -- The music video for the 2018 BTS hit "Idol" has surpassed 900 million views on YouTube in the latest feat for the K-pop dynamo.

"Idol," the main track of the seven-piece act's repackaged album "Love Yourself: Answer," hit the milestone at 5:59 a.m. on Sunday, according to Big Hit Music, the group's agency.

When adding the views for another version of the song featuring Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj, total views exceed 1 billion, it added.

This file photo, provided by Big Hit Music on March 13, 2021, shows BTS performing in the charity concert "Music On a Mission." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"Idol" made an immediate splash on global music charts upon its release in August 2018. It debuted at No. 11 and No. 21 on Billboard's main singles chart and the British Official Singles Chart Top 100, respectively.

The "Idol" video was also chosen as the Music Video of 2018 at the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards.

BTS now has six music videos with more than 900 million views. Their most-watched videos are "DNA" and "Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)" each with 1.2 billion views, followed by "Dynamite" with 1 billion.

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, celebrates 900 million views for the BTS music video "Idol." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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