“IDOL” by BTS (feat. Nicki Minaj)

‘IDOL’ is a grand tribute to self-love and being comfortable with yourself. More specifically, it characterizes what BTS are all about. The main music video is colorful. The lyrics allude to how proud BTS members are of themselves and their fans. They celebrate and revel in the fame they have. Groovy dance moves, a catchy beat, and vibrant visuals, add to the overall imaginative nature of the song. Different backgrounds interspersed with shots of animals add to the ‘jungle’ vibe.

Nicki Minaj absolutely nails her part towards the end. She adds even greater flair and vibrancy to this siesta of fun. The video concludes by showcasing fan-made videos of people doing the ‘IDOL’ dance challenge. BTS clearly wish to connect even more with their passionate fanbase. ‘IDOL’ is definitely a treat for true fans and casual listeners alike.  

‘IDOL’ was released by noted K-Pop boyband BTS. The song was unveiled on August 24, 2020. It is a remix of their original song. It can be found on their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer. The album was the best-selling South Korean album of 2018 and the second bestselling in the world for that year. It is currently the fourth best-selling album in South Korea of all time. As of 2020, it had sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Is “IDOL” the first collaboration between BTS and Nicki Minaj?

Yes, it marks the first time BTS are collaborating with rap superstar Nicki Minaj.

1 Response

  1. SMF says:

    ‘IDOL’ is a fun and catchy song about loving oneself. It talks about being comfortable with who you are and not settling for any less than what you deserve. The lyrics express the desire of BTS to continue charting their own colourful course in the K-Pop industry. The music contains elements of hip hop and rap. These blend together in a wonderful mashup that adds a festive feel to the song. This is music that one would play at a party or event. ‘IDOL’ is about celebrating one’s one quirks and personality instead of shying away from doing that. BTS have crafted a motivating and heart-pulsating song that will surely entertain fans.

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