Fans Choose Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton’s ‘Purple Irises’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton‘s “Purple Irises” tops this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Feb. 9) on Billboard, choosing the couple’s duet as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“Purple Irises” brought in more than 64% of the vote, and beat out new music from 2024 Super Bowl halftime show star Usher, Kacey Musgraves and more.

Stefani and Shelton performed the song ahead of the big game on Sunday (Feb. 11) for the Super Bowl TikTok Tailgate. Their latest husband-and-wife duet follows their previous collaborations: 2019’s “Nobody But You,” 2021’s “Happy Anywhere,” 2023’s “Love Is Alive” and more.

“Purple Irises” has them singing about their love.

“But if someone comes along and tries to love you like I love you/ Don’t know what I’d do, don’t wanna lose you/ If someone comes along and tries to take you, tries to make you/ Don’t let ’em change your mind,” they sing.

“I didn’t see any of this coming with Blake. This was just a big old ‘What?’ It was an amazing gift to experience love like that for the first time,” Stefani recalled of falling in love with Shelton, in an interview with People in fall 2023. “He’s changed my life … when I [started dating] Blake, that’s when I felt home, like, ‘Oh, this is where I’m supposed to be, with this guy.’”

Trailing behind “Purple Irises” on this week’s poll is Usher’s album Coming Home, with 17% of the vote, and Musgraves’ self-reflective single “Deeper Well,” with 7% of the vote.

See the final results of the poll below.

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