Drake Is On Top Of Apple Music’s Biggest In 2016 Lists

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Drake performs on stage on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Well, this should come as no surprise to anybody who has been following the meteoric rise of Apple Music: Drake is at No. 1 on the streaming platform’s lists of both the most popular albums and songs of 2016.

On the albums tally, the hip-hop star’s record-smashing album Views leads the way, beating out competition from the likes of frequent collaborator Rihanna, Adele, Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber, all of whom make it into the top five with their new titles. On the songs ranking, the rapper’s 10-week chart owner “One Dance” is also on top, besting Justin Timberlake’s surprise No. 1 hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling!,” Rihanna’s “Work,” Flo Rida’s “My House,” and Lukas Graham’s breakout smash “7 Years.” It’s worth noting that since Drake is also featured on Rihanna’s nine-week chart-topping song “Work,” Drake actually occupies the top two spots on the singles list.

Drake has been leading many of the biggest and most popular lists shared attached to streaming services and the like, but it’s especially unsurprising to see him atop Apple Music’s ranking. Views was exclusive to the streaming service when it first debuted this past spring, and at the time, it obliterated streaming records. In its first full frame of availability, Views racked up an astounding 245 million streams, even though it was only playable on Apple Music, which had just over 10 million users at the time. Since then, the chart-topping album has been made widely available, and its popularity has only increased ever since. Just recently, Views was revealed to be the first album on Apple Music to hit one billion streams, proving its incredible popularity on the site.

These lists notably combine both streams and sales, as Apple is pulling double duty these days with both Apple Music and iTunes.

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Here are the 25 biggest albums and songs on Apple Music throughout 2016, according to the company:

Top 25 Albums

1.Drake – Views

2. Rihanna – ANTI

3. Adele – 25

4. Frank Ocean – Blonde

5. Justin Bieber – Purpose

6. Chris Stapleton – Traveller

7. Original Broadway Cast Recording – Hamilton

8. Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L

9. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

10. Panic! At the Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

11. Future – EVOL

12. Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album

13. G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out

14. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

15. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

16. Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

17. Taylor Swift – 1989

18. Sia – This Is Acting

19. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.

20. DJ Khaled – Major Key

21. Drake & Future – What a Time To Be Alive

22. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

23. The Lumineers – Cleopatra

24. Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

25. Kevin Gates – Islah

Top 25 Songs

1. Drake – “One Dance (ft. Wizkid & Kyla)”

2. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

3. Rihanna – “Work (ft. Drake)”

4. Flo Rida – “My House”

5. Lukas Graham – “7 Years”

6. The Chainsmokers – “Closer (ft. Halsey)”

7. Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”

8. The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down (ft. Daya)”

9. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

10. Desiigner – “Panda”

11. Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)”

12. Zayn – “Pillowtalk”

13. Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”

14. Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For (ft. Rihanna)”

15. Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

16. Rihanna – “Needed Me”

17. G-Eazy – “Me, Myself & I (ft. Bebe Rexha)”

18. Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”

19. Meghan Trainor – “NO”

20. DNCE – “Cake By the Ocean”

21. Twenty One Pilots – “Ride”

22. Adele – “Hello”

23. Ruth B. – “Lost Boy”

24. Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

25. Drake – “Too Good (ft. Rihanna)”