In June, we kicked off the summer with a big question for music fans far and wide: Which Solo Pop Star Will Rule Summer 2017? Now, we finally have your answer.
After nearly two months of voting for which singer will rule the sweltering season, fans have made their choice clear — and their pick is none other than a One Direction singer-turned-solo star. So which 1D member has taken over the airwaves this summer and won over fans’ hearts? It’s Louis Tomlinson!
Tomlinson just dropped his debut single, “Back to You” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals in July, after collaborating on Steve Aoki’s “Just Hold On” in 2016, so it makes sense that his loyal fans would nominate him and then vote for him over and over again. (You can take a look at the results below.)
The most impressive part, however, is that we received nearly 200,000 votes for this epic summer music poll and Tomlinson came out as the clear winner. While his competition was steep — he was up against his bandmates, who have been killing the music game as of late, as well as some amazing female singer’s including, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande — very few came close to overtaking Tomlinson’s lead.
The only singer to give Tomlinson a real run for his money was Taylor Swift. Despite the fact that Swift hasn’t released a new album since 2014, it’s clear her fans will never stop supporting her. In fact, Swift had an early and seemingly solid lead when the poll first when up in June. However, it wasn’t long before Tomlinson toppled her reign.
As of today (July 31), Tomlinson is the clear winner with 34 percent of the vote, while Harry Styles comes in a far second with about 14 percent, followed by Rihanna with nearly 13 percent. Swift is ending her run in the poll with 8 percent of the total votes.
Between this poll win and his upcoming award show performance, it’s clear that that Louis’ time is truly here. We can’t wait to see what he does next — but for now, we’re all about congratulating him on officially being crowned the Pop Star of Summer 2017!
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