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Fans Choose Justin Timberlake’s ‘Selfish’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Justin Timberlake‘s “Selfish” has topped this week’s new music poll.


Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Jan. 26) on Billboard, choosing the 42-year-old pop star and actor’s first solo release in more than five years as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“Selfish” brought in almost 77% of the vote, beating out new music by Megan Thee Stallion (“Hiss”), Lil Nas X (“Where Do We Go Now?”), Ice Spice (“Think U the S— (Fart)”), Morgan Wallen (“Spin You Around (1/24)”), and others.

JT debuted the silky, R&B-leaning track live at his free hometown concert in Memphis on Jan. 19, pulling back the curtain on the first track from his forthcoming sixth solo album, Everything I Thought It Was. “Selfish” is the first taste of the follow-up to his 2018 solo album, Man of the Woods, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. EITIW is slated for release on March 15.

“So if i get jealous, I can’t help it/ I want every bit of you, I guess I’m selfish,” Timberlake sings in his signature falsetto on the smoothed-out chorus. “It’s bad for my mental, but I can’t fight it/ When you’re out lookin’ like you do/ But you can’t hide it, no,” he adds.

“Selfish” was co-written with Louis Bell (Taylor Swift), Cirkut (Maroon 5), Theron Thomas and Amy Allen.

“I worked for a long time on this album and I ended up with 100 songs,” JT said during a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1. “So narrowing them down to 18 was a thing, and then, yeah, I’m really excited about this album. I think every artist probably says this, but it is my best work.” 

Timberlake also performed “Selfish” during his Saturday Night Live appearance on Jan. 27, followed by the debut of another new song, the gospel-flavored “Sanctified,” featuring Houston rapper Tobe Nwigwe.

Trailing behind “Selfish” on the poll is the “other” category, which brought in 12% of the vote. And placing third was Megan Thee Stallion’s fiery new single “Hiss,” which pulled in 5% of the vote.

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

By Michael

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