Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Aug. 20) on Billboard, choosing the smooth team-up between the Canadian pop superstar and Puerto Rican reggaeton megaproducer as their favorite new music release of the past week.
“Summer of Love” brought in nearly 27% of the vote this week, beating out new music by Trippie Redd (Trip at Knight), Lorde (Solar Power), Ed Sheeran (“Visiting Hours”), and Skrillex featuring Justin Bieber and Don Toliver (“Don’t Go”), among others.
Mendes revealed the “Summer of Love” song title earlier this month on his sweatshirt while he played a couple of guitar chords in a Twitter video captioned “sol,” meaning “sun” in Spanish. The pop star later previewed the bouncy single in another video of him driving in a convertible with the green mountains and sunset as his stunning backdrop.
His collab with Tainy — who was recently named Billboard’s top Latin producer of the 21st century — arrives a month after he hopped on the bilingual remix of “Kesi” with Camilo, which broke into the top 10 of on Billboard’s Latin Digital Song Sales chart.
Placing second on the past week’s tally with 22% of the vote was Trippie Redd’s fourth album, Trip at Knight, which features all-star collabs from Drake, Lil Durk and Juice WRLD, among others. And coming in third with 21% of the vote was Lorde’s third album, Solar Power.
See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.
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