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IFPI's Top 10 Global Recording Artists of 2016 
1. Drake
2. David Bowie
3. Coldplay
4. Adele
5. Justin Bieber
6. Twenty One Pilots
7. Beyoncé
8. Rihanna
9. Prince
10. The Weeknd    

 

It's official: Drake was the most popular recording artist around the world in 2016. 

 

The Canadian hip-hop star has been crowned the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, an honor which recognizes the top artist across physical sales, downloads and streaming.   

Drake is coming off the type of year most artists can only dream of. Drizzy cemented his reputation as hip-hop’s biggest player with Views, which became the first album to reach one billion streams on Apple Music. His hit song "One Dance" cleaned up on sales charts around the globe en route to becoming the first song to generate one billion streams on Spotify (he finished 2016 as the most popular artist of all time on Spotify with over 8.7 billion streams).

 

“I’m delighted to be able to honor Drake as the IFPI Global Recording Artist 2016,” comments IFPI chief executive Frances Moore in a statement. ”Drake’s phenomenal success reflects how deeply his unique sound appeals to an enormous global audience. The Global Top 10 list features a number of amazing artists, and the variety and vibrancy of their art speaks volumes about the exciting state of music today.”

 

According to the trade body, the artist award and top 10 chart is the first and only ranking to accurately capture the popularity of artists across streaming channels, alongside digital and physical album and singles sales on a global basis.

 

 

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7685066/drake-named-ifpi-global-recording-artist-of-2016

 

Bowie & Adele :clap3:

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Blue Rose

Coldplay was supposed to be over :jonny:

LIVING LEGENDS :jonny3: 

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Green

Bowie #2 :eek:

 

Adele the most succesful female for a second year in a row :alexz:

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Coklek92

Bowie  :dies:

 

And Beyonce over Rihanna  :cm:

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The Best One Yet

Prince, Rihanna and Coldplay :clap3:

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iHype.

Drake, the most GLOBALLY successful artist of 2016.

:clap3: 

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Green

Also great for Coldplay. The were #6 last year and this year #3 :jonny:

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halcyonday

Beyonce won over Rihanna? :jonny: Congrats

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wehan6

bowie and coldplay :deadbanana3: slay 

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Sasuke Uchiha

Drake :clap3:

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Keith

Yonce :clap3:

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Saint

7. Beyoncé
8. Rihanna
9. Prince

 

Legends :cm:

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DELE2125

Adele :clap3::clap3::clap3:

Twenty One Pilots :heart2:

 

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trainsskyscrapers
3 minutes ago, halcyonday said:

Beyonce won over Rihanna? :jonny: Congrats

:jonny: Could you imagine if Bey didn't manipulate singles, video releases, and actually streamed everywhere? 

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NumbFentyStan

Rihanna :clap3: 

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RomanNavy
6 minutes ago, halcyonday said:

Beyonce won over Rihanna? :jonny: Congrats

She gave the album away for 1.4 million times why u acting surprised

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Armani👑
5 minutes ago, RomanNavy said:

She gave the album away for 1.4 million times why u acting surprised

Okay? And Lemonade is still not on Spotify. :cm:

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Armani👑

Congrats to Prince though :clap3: 

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JonginBey
4 minutes ago, RomanNavy said:

She gave the album away for 1.4 million times why u acting surprised

But Work was number one for nine weeks :cm:

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Green

Top Worldwide Artists By Year

 

2013: One Direction

2014: Taylor Swift

2015: Adele

2016: Drake

 

Top Female Artists By Year

 

2013: Katy Perry

2014: Taylor Swift

2015: Adele

2016: Adele

 

Top Male Artists By Year

 

2013: Eminem

2014: Ed Sheeran

2015: Ed Sheeran

2016: Drake

 

Top Groups By Year

 

2013: One Direction

2014: One Direction

2015: One Direction

2016: Coldplay

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Sasuke Uchiha

Adele top female :clap3: Beyonce top black female :clap3: two legends slaying together 

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Sasuke Uchiha
Just now, Green said:

Top Worldwide Artists By Year

 

2013: One Direction

2014: Taylor Swift

2015: Adele

2016: Drake

 

Top Female Artists By Year

 

2013: Katy Perry

2014: Taylor Swift

2015: Adele

2016: Adele

 

Top Male Artists By Year

 

2013: Eminem

2014: Ed Sheeran

2015: Ed Sheeran

2016: Drake

 

Top Groups By Year

 

2013: One Direction

2014: One Direction

2015: One Direction

2016: Coldplay

How exactly was Katy top female artist in 2013? Beyonce sold more albums and her tour was bigger

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Coklek92
3 minutes ago, AALIYAH DANA said:

How exactly was Katy top female artist in 2013? Beyonce sold more albums and her tour was bigger

Singles  :cm:

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KORDEI

what metric was used for Bowie to be higher than so many people who notably sold more albums, singles and got more streams?

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