"Idol" could break the K-Pop band's previous 24-hour YouTube view record of 35.9 million.
Oh-oh-owoah, BTS' music video for "Idol" has arrived, and it's another huge hit.
The colorful video for their new single was released Friday morning, much to the delight of their extremely passionate fan army, which was busy buzzing about the video a day before its release on Thursday. All of that anticipation helped the video garner over 18.2 million views and over 524,000 comments by the time of this writing. That means it's easily on track to potentially become their biggest music video yet.
Last May, their "Fake Love" music video scored the highest 24-hour YouTube debut of 2018 with 35.9 million views, which is also the third-highest for a music video in YouTube history, behind Psy's "Gentleman" and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do."
To put that into perspective, we're not even 12 hours into the "Idol" video's first day of life on the internet.
In the mesmerizing "Idol" video, K-Pop superstars V, Jeon Jung-kook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, RM and J-Hope dance up a storm with intricate choreography against the backdrop of even more intricate visuals, which really just need to be seen to be believed.
"You can call me artist (artist)/ You can call me idol (idol)/ Or any other something you come up with/ I don't care I'm proud of it/ I'm free/ No more irony/ For I was always myself," RM and J-Hope rap on the track, followed up by the hook most American listeners will be singing: "Oh-oh-owoah/ Oh-oh-owoah-owoah!"
But wait, that's not all the boy band had in store for their millions of fans.
BTS also dropped an epic remix of the song with Nicki Minaj. The new version of the hit is featured on their new album "Love Yourself: Answer," the third and final part of their record-breaking "Love Yourself" series.
"Love Yourself: Answer" follows "Love Yourself: Tear," which became the first-ever No. 1 album by a Korean act on the Billboard 200 chart after it was released in May. Before that album, BTS released "Love Yourself: Her" last September.
The latest album is a compilation (known as a repackage in South Korea) and includes more than two dozen tracks. The compilation features new songs, but also contains other past popular singles such as "DNA" and "Fake Love," while also containing some remixes and extended versions of other hits.
Listen to their entire album on Spotify, below. The Minaj remix is the last track.