Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Aug. 27) on Billboard, choosing the team-up between the K-pop boy band and Houston rapper as their favorite new music release of the past week.
The “Butter” remix brought in 76% of the vote, beating out new music by Halsey (If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power), Selena Gomez and Camilo (“999”), Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar (“Family Ties”), Kacey Musgraves (“Justified”), and others.
BTS, who recently graced the cover of Billboard, and Megan Thee Stallion’s remix arrived days after the rapper filed an emergency temporary restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment, alleging that her label was blocking her from appearing on a remix of BTS’ Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash “Butter.” On Tuesday (Aug. 24), a Texas judge ruled in favor of the Megan’s request to extend the TRO that permitted her to release the remix. The following day, both acts announced the remix.
“Butter” has been sticking to the top of Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart, where it remains in the week dated Aug. 28. The song, which ruled the Hot 100 for nine weeks and became the longest-running No. 1 of 2021 (so far), is currently in the No. 8 slot of the all-genre tally.
Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 11% of the vote was Halsey’s fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The new set, executive produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, explores themes of pregnancy and motherhood.
Halsey has described the 13-track project as “a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth. It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months.”
See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.