Rihanna’s “Work” Leads Nielsen’s Mid-Year 2016 Charts



For the Billboard tracking period of Jan. 1 through June 30, 2016, the most-streamed song (combining audio and video on-demand streams) is Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, with 511.5 million streams.

“Work” is also the second-biggest audio stream at the mid-year point (249.6 million), and the No. 2 most-streamed video (261.8 million). It also ranks as the No. 4 biggest-selling song (1.6 million downloads sold). See lists for all of the above metrics, below.

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)
1. Drake, Views (2,609,000 units)
2. Adele, 25 (1,747,000 units)
3. Beyonce, Lemonade (1,687,000 units)
4. Justin Bieber, Purpose (1,332,000 units)
5. Rihanna, Anti (1,272,000 units)
6. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (931,000 units)
7. Prince, The Very Best of Prince (905,000 units)
8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (905,000 units)
9. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness (708,000 units)
10. Kevin Gates, Islah (690,000 units)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Albums
1. Adele, 25 (1,403,000)
2. Drake, Views (1,313,000)
3. Beyonce, Lemonade (1,202,000)
4. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (746,000)
5. Prince, The Very Best of Prince (575,000)
6. Rihanna, Anti (480,000)
7. Justin Bieber, Purpose (479,000)
8. David Bowie, Blackstar (428,000)
9. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (413,000)
10. Panic at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor (397,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs
1. Flo Rida, “My House” (1,947,000)
2. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (1,831,000)
3. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (1,653,000)
4. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (1,610,000)
5. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (1,586,000)
6. Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (1,442,000)
7. Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (1,400,000)
8. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (1,288,000)
9. Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” (1,273,000)
10. Desiigner, “Panda” (1,211,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)
1. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (511,454,000)
2. Desiigner, “Panda” (467,379,000)
3. Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (325,235,000)
4. Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (308,826,000)
5. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (296,890,000)
6. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (289,509,000)
7. G-Eazy x BeBe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I” (287,242,000)
8. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (284,251,000)
9. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (277,195,000)
10. Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” (255,697,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams
1. Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (286,396,000)
2. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (249,625,000)
3. Desiigner, “Panda” (197,997,000)
4. G-Eazy x BeBe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I” (180,962,000)
5. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (169,634,000)
6. Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” (161,051,000)
7. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (155,058,000)
8. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (149,936,000)
9. Rihanna, “Needed Me” (146,364,000)
10. Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (145,482,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Video Streams
1. Desiigner, “Panda” (269,382,000)
2. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (261,829,000)
3. Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (179,753,000)
4. Silento, “Watch Me” (152,687,000)
5. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (141,833,000)
6. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (135,576,000)
7. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (134,315,000)
8. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (119,875,000)
9. Kevin Gates, “2 Phones” (115,024,000)
10. Adele, “Hello” (113,612,000)

2 Responses

  1. Maria Perez says:

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  2. Bernard Walker says:

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