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BTS’ “IDOL” Claims #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart; Nicki Minaj Version Issued To Radio

“IDOL” will be the global phenomenon’s next radio single.

BTS on Corden | Terence Patrick/CBS

BTS released its new studio album “Love Yourself: Answer” Friday morning.

The LP predictably rocketed to #1 on the US iTunes album sales chart. The album’s tracks, meanwhile, blasted to the upper reaches of the song sales chart.

BTS currently holds twelve of the Top 13 songs on the listing (KUN’s #4 “Wait Wait Wait”) is the only exception.

That list of twelve includes two versions of “IDOL.” The BTS-only version is #1 on the store, while a remix featuring Nicki Minaj is #5.

The Nicki Minaj version has been issued to mainstream radio, where it is expected to serve as the group’s next official single. It will be the follow-up to “Fake Love,” which charted at the pop format earlier this summer.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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