Best of American Music 2016

Best of American Music 2016



The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week.

The chart is based mostly on sales (both at retail and digital) of albums in the United States. The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, tracking week begins on Friday (to coincide with the Global Release Date of the music industry) and ends on Thursday. A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of the following week. The chart's streaming schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday.[1]

New product is released to the American market on Fridays. Digital downloads of albums are also included in Billboard 200 tabulation. Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States (yet purchased in the U.S. as imports) are not eligible to chart. A long-standing policy which made titles that are sold exclusively by specific retail outlets (such as Walmart and Starbucks) ineligible for charting, was reversed on November 7, 2007, and took effect in the issue dated November 17.[2]

Beginning with the December 13, 2014 issue, Billboard updated the methodology of their album chart to also include on-demand streaming and digital track sales (as measured by Nielsen SoundScan) by way of a new algorithm, utilizing data from all of the major on-demand audio subscription and online music sales services in the United States.[3]

As of the issue dated March 4, 2017, the number-one album on the Billboard 200 is Fifty Shades Darker by Various artists.[4]

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The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots
Singer, songwriter
bornMay 5, 1988
Tottenham, London, England

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The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo consisting of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall.

The duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries. Their debut EP, Bouquet was released in October 2015 and featured the single "Roses", which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Don't Let Me Down" became their first top 5 single and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 59th Grammy Awards, while "Closer", featuring vocals from Halsey, became their first number-one single on the chart.[2]

The duo's second EP Collage was released in November 2016, consisting of several previously released singles. Their debut studio album Memories: Do Not Open is set to be released on April 7, 2017.

Top 10 Albums of 201610

Album Releases this Year221

Artists with New Releases159

Chart-Topping Artists234

Chart-Topping Albums194

Chart-Topping Songs464

#1 Radio Songs10

Top iTunes Songs10

Top SoundCloud Songs10

Best Reviewed Albums10

Best Reviewed Artists10

Award Winners92

Top Albums by Award Winners94

Top Songs by Award Winners93

Artists on the Rise20

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise30

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise33

Artists on Tour271

Popular Music Festivals14

Popular Record Labels16


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles705


Spotify - Featured Tracks518


News Articles8

2016 American Music Awards top moments and winners
  –  November 21, 2016
(CNN)The 2016 American Music Awards brought out the biggest names in music Sunday ... A sentimental moment came when Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, took the stage to accept the award for "Best Soundtrack" for "Purple Rain" on behalf of her brother.
AMAs 2016: Highlights and winners at the American Music Awards
  –  November 20, 2016
Singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform “Side to Side” during the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles ... Tonight, it’s all about the music,” said Pharoah. Pharoah, best-known for his impersonations from when he was on “Saturday ...
America Music Awards Winners 2016: Full AMAs Winner List
  –  November 20, 2016
The 2016 American Music Awards honor the best in all genres of music on Sunday. Gossip Cop has a full list of the winners below! As Gossip Cop reported, the nominations for the 44th annual AMAs were announced last month. Drake led the pack with a whopping ...
American Music Awards 2016 - Performers & Presenters List!
  –  November 20, 2016
Who’s ready for a night of celebrating the best in music of the past year?! The 2016 American Music Awards air this evening and we can’t wait! There are a ton of amazing presenters and performers expected to hit the stage at the Microsoft Theater in ...
You Were Tough on Us, 2016
  –  December 31, 2016
So did many popular entertainers, including Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder and Garry Shandling. The Grim Reaper devastated the ranks of American music in 2016. His victims included some of the most influential musicians in post-World War II America: Merle ...
Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees
  –  February 22, 2017
They are among a handful of producers to have number one records in three consecutive decades and have had 41 songs reach the Top ... American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in ...
Which Car Brands Are Mentioned the Most In Songs? Take a Look…
  –  February 22, 2017
What are the most frequently mentioned car brands in popular music? AutoNation actually scrapped though hundreds of thousands of songs to figure this out. Whether it’s ZZ Top, Prince ... by the 2000s, though American staples like Chevrolet and Jeep ...
Top New Songs of Rihanna in 2016: Ending the Year on a High Note
  –  November 28, 2016
With the recent occurrence of the 2016 American Music Awards, some listeners and critics ... This is perhaps why Rihanna’s new songs of 2016 have garnered her praise and made her a top contender for awards ceremonies in the coming months.


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