Fans Choose RM’s ‘Right Place, Wrong Person’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music in All-Genre Poll

RM‘s “Right Place, Wrong Person” has topped this week’s new music poll that features artists in various genres of music.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (May 24) on Billboard, choosing the BTS singer’s second solo album as their favorite new music release of the past week.

RM’s latest release brought in 86% of the vote on the poll, securing a notable edge ahead of new releases from Twenty One Pilots (Clancy), PinkPantheress (“Turn It Up”), Clairo (“Sexy to Someone”), Zach Bryan (“Pink Skies”), and others.

The K-pop star’s Right Place, Wrong Person, arrived on Friday, bringing with it 11 new tracks for fans to enjoy amid BTS’ military obligations.

Led by the single “Come Back to Me,” Right Place, Wrong Person also features the alternative-based songs “Nuts,” “Groin,” “Heaven,” “LOST!” and more. Overall, the album reflects a “raw and honest presentation of RM’s distinctive sensibility, aesthetics, and beliefs,” per a BigHit news release, and follows the South Korean artist’s 2022 debut album, Indigo, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

RM and his BTS bandmates Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook are currently serving in the South Korean military, which mandates an 18-month military enlistment for all able-bodied men by the time they turn 28. A few of the members have pursued various solo projects amid their service, and the full group is planning to reconvene for band activities in 2025.

Trailing behind Right Place, Wrong Person on this week’s poll is Twenty One Pilots’ seventh album, Clancy, with nearly 10% of the vote. The set follows 2021’s Scaled and Icy — which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 — and concludes the duo’s long-running album saga that started with 2015’s Blurryface and 2018’s Trench.

See the final results of this week’s poll below. Check out Billboard‘s Friday Music Guide to catch up with more must-hear releases from this week.

Mitchell Peters