Nielsen has released its annual music industry sales report of 2016, and Drake, Rihanna, and The Chainsmokers dominated the top 10 list of on demand audio streams. Only three of the top 10 songs on the list did not feature one of those three artists.
It's no secret by now that 2016 was a stellar year for pop artists Drake, Rihanna, and The Chainsmokers. All three artists had numerous pop hits throughout the year and featured at the top of the Billboard, Spotify, and other music charts.
Now measurement organization Nielsen, which also reports the official ratings for TV viewing, has released their figures for 2016, and the results show just how dominant those three artists were for the year. In fact, there are just three songs on the Nielsen list of top 10 on demand audio streams that don't feature either Drake, Rihanna, or The Chainsmokers.
Three of Rihanna songs were placed in TOP10! The number two song on Nielsen's list is Rihanna's addictive "Work," which once again features Drake, with 346.9 million streams. It's Rihanna again at number four with the gritty "Needed Me", followed once again by the lethal combo of Rihanna and Drake at number seven with "Too Good."