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Fans Choose Nicki Minaj's 'Beam Me Up Scotty' Mixtape as This Week's Favorite New Music

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Nicki Minaj

The Barbz have spoken! Nicki Minaj's Beam Me Up Scotty has topped this week's new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (May 14) on Billboard, choosing the 38-year-old rapper's 2009 mixtape as their favorite new music release of the past week.

Beam Me Up Scotty, which was made available to streaming services on Friday, brought in 33% of the vote, beating out new music by Olivia Rodrigo (“Good 4 U”), Katy Perry (“Electric”), J. Cole (The Off-Season), and others.

Spanning 23 songs and almost 80 minutes from start to finish, Scotty features new tracks “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne, “Fractions,” and “Crocodile Tears (Remix)” with Skillibeng. Minaj also goes full-retro for the compilation's revamped Star Trek-themed artwork.

The Trinidad-born star's last studio album was 2018's Queen, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Placing a close second on the past week's tally with 31% of the vote was Rodrigo's new pop-punk single “Good 4 U,” which will be featured on her highly anticipated debut album, Sour, due out on May 21 through Geffen Records.

The 18-year-old singer, who is featured on Billboard's latest cover, broke through earlier this year with her hit breakup ballad "Drivers License," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Coming in third with nearly 15% of the vote was Perry's latest song “Electric,” a new tie-in with the Pokémon franchise. The pop superstar’s new number is the first original song to be released from Pokémon 25: The Album, a star-studded compilation which celebrates 25 years since the creation of the Pokémon universe.

See the final results of this week's new music release poll below.