Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on.
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Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" was one of the year's most popular songs. Plus, Lady Gaga returned to pop, and let's not forget the tour-de-force that was Lemonade. Simply put, our faves delivered the hits in spades. But which artist achieved the most success this year? That's a subjective term, of course—I mean, what is success? We'll leave the lofty analysis to the music scholars and stick to something more cut and dry: streams. In the digital era, music streams are the best way to gauge what artist is the most popular at any given time. So many heavy-hitters released albums and songs this year, but who came out on top as the most-streamed—and, subsequently, the most popular? That would be Drake. Streaming giant Spotify recently released its list of most-streamed artists and songs of the year, and Drake topped the list with—wait for it—4.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 8, calculated with data from December 5, to November 26, The list was dominated by Justin Bieber and Drake , who shared the top four spots, for the first time since the top four spots was dominated by Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prometheus Global Media.