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.
Pop music is finally back on top in with an endless stream of incredible new releases week in and week out. We've compiled all the biggest chart pop songs of into one handy list for you to make it just that little bit easier to find all of this year's HUGE hits. Whether you're a Mixer or a Directioner, we've got all the tunes for you. The new year has now arrived!
The best-selling and most streamed hits of the year revealed.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. 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. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list. After decades of men singing to women they know "want it" on the dance floor, Meghan Trainor hits the club and K. Flume feat.
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