Apple Music and iTunes unveil best of 2016 lists

Apple Music and iTunes unveil best of 2016 lists

Apple Music and iTunes have revealed their top selling and streamed singles and albums of the year.

The publication of Apple Music’s best of 2016 list follows today’s earlier announcement that the streaming company has now reached 20 million subscribers since launching 18 months ago. The firm also confirmed that it will continue to actively pursue artist exclusives as part of its offering.

Canadian artist Drake tops both Apple Music and iTunes’ top selling and streamed UK singles and albums lists. His song Once Dance, which spent 16 weeks atop the singles chart, was their most popular single, while album Views emerged as the most popular album. You can view the Top 10 best selling and streamed singles and album in full below.

Apple Music also revealed its best album and best song according to its editorial staff, naming Skepta’s Konnichiwa as the best album of the year and Christine and the Queens’ Tilted as best song of the year.

Best of 2016 Music charts (top selling + streamed):

Albums UK:

1 Drake - Views

2 Adele - 25

3 Various - Now Thats What I Call Music 93

4 Various - Now Thats What I Call Music 94

5 Justin Bieber - Purpose

6 Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams

7 The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

8 David Bowie - Blackstar

9 Rihanna ANTI (Deluxe)

10 Sia - This is Acting


Songs UK:

1 Drake - One Dance

2 Lukas Graham - 7 Years

3 Calvin Harris - This is What You Came For

4 Justin Timberlake - Can’t stop the feeling 

5 Calum Scott - Dancing on my Own

6 Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza 

7 Sia - Cheap Thrills

8 Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

9 Shawn Mendes - Stitches

10 Jonas Blue - Fast Car 

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