Friday (Feb. 21) was packed with tons of fresh music and surprises, from a live recording of Taylor Swift‘s “The Man” and her bff Selena Gomez‘s “Feel Me” b-side to the long-anticipated return of Grimes as well as the drop of BTS‘ latest album.
The fans have spoken, and they’ve officially dubbed BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 this week’s favorite among this star-studded batch of new releases. The follow-up to 2019’s Map of the Soul: Persona EP, Map of the Soul: 7‘s whopping 20 tracks include huge, barrier-breaking collaborations with Sia (the album’s second single, “On”) and Troye Sivan (who co-wrote “Louder Than Bombs”) and builds on the massive success they’ve accumulated over the last year especially.
It’s no shocker that ARMY showed up to support them on this poll, and the numbers prove it: Map of the Soul: 7 netted 64% of the voting turnout this week, giving it a substantial lead over the second most-voted for release, The Weeknd’s “After Hours,” which accounted for 17% of the vote.
Check out the results of this week’s best new release poll below.