BTS ‘IDOL’ hits 500 million views on YouTube


The music video for boy band BTS’s hit song “IDOL” surpassed 500 million YouTube views on Thursday, becoming the band’s fifth music video to accomplish the feat.

The hypnotic music video from the band’s previous album “Love Yourself: Answer,” released in August 2018, hit the milestone early Thursday morning, according to Big Hit Entertainment.


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Soon after the original video’s release, BTS dropped another version of the “IDOL” music video, featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj.

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The second music video has garnered nearly 80 million YouTube views as of Thursday.

This is the band’s fifth music video to have surpassed the 500 million mark, including “DNA,” which has more than 700 million views, “Fire” and “Fake Love.”

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After its release last year, “IDOL” debuted 11th on the highly competitive Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the group’s album topped the Billboard 200 album chart. (Yonhap)

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