Fans Choose Dua Lipa’s ‘Illusion’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Dua Lipa‘s “Illusion” has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (April 12) on Billboard, choosing the 28-year-old pop star’s summery new single as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“Illusion” brought in 54% of the vote, beating out new music by Sabrina Carpenter (“Espresso”), Maggie Rogers (Don’t Forget Me), Lil Nas X (“Right There”), Future and Metro Boomin (We Still Don’t Trust You), PartyNextDoor (“Lose My Mind”), and others.



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“Illusion” is the third single the British artist has dropped ahead of her upcoming third studio album, Radical Optimism, following “Houdini” and “Training Season.” The former debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the latter entered the chart at No. 27.

“‘Illusion’ was the first song Caroline [Ailin], Danny [Harle], Tobias [Jesso Jr.], Kevin [Parker] and I worked on together, and it really broke the ice for the record,” Dua Lipa said in a press statement. “It’s about knowing what you’re getting yourself into, but staying for the hell of it. The joke’s on them, it’s the fun of playing someone at their own game because ultimately you won’t fall for an illusion.”

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The Tanu Muino-directed music video accompanying the track features Lipa alongside dancers, high divers, and synchronized swimmers at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.

The 11-track Radical Optimism — her first proper album since 2020’s Future Nostalgia — arrives May 3.

Trailing behind “Illusion” on the poll is Carpenter’s alluring new single “Espresso,” which brought in 22% of the vote.

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