From the Album
"Idol" (stylized in all caps; as "IDOL") is a song recorded by South Korean group BTS, released on August 24, 2018 by Big Hit Entertainment as the lead single from their third compilation album Love Yourself: Answer (2018).
• An alternative version of the song, which features Nicki Minaj,
was also included as a bonus track with the digital album.
• As described by Billboard's Tamar Herman, "Idol" is a "traditionally inspired track" featuring different classical Korean instruments. According to media outlets, the song and the music video were inspired by Korean genre pansori and John Woo's 1997 movie Face/Off.
• The single debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the two versions combined sold 43,000 downloads in their first week of sale in the US.
Love Yourself: Answer
August 24, 2018
K-pop, EDM, samul nori, trap
4:20 (Nicki Minaj version)
"hitman" bangAli, TamposiRMRoman, CampoloSupreme, Boi
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