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BTS And Nicki Minaj Blow Up The Internet With 'Idol'

The Korean boy band and the hip-hop star already have a continent-straddling hit on their hands. Now, their colorful new video portends a viral dance craze.
BTS's new album is Love Yourself: Answer. Source: YouTube

If you're an American without teenagers, there's a chance you might not even be aware of the degree to which the has become a worldwide pop juggernaut. But "Idol" — now a U.S. chart hit for the group and guest — promises to blow open a stateside crossover years in the making.

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