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?
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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.
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There are dozens of ways to measure the most popular songs in a year or week, or day. That includes downloads, streams, even total Shazam IDs. Rihanna — Needed Me 4. Adele — Hello 6. The Throne 8. Jeremih — Oui 9. Desiigner — Panda. Bryson Tiller — Exchange Lukas Graham — 7 Years The Weeknd
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber 2. Sorry - Justin Bieber 3. One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla - Drake 4. Work featuring Drake - Rihanna 5.