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SoundExchange Charts Show Top Streamed Tracks and Breakout Artists

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” is Top Streamed Track on ’s 2017 Year-End Charts

SoundExchange Charts Show Top Streamed Tracks and Breakout Artists

rfocus.orgSoundExchange today revealed its Top 20 Tracks and Breakout Artists of 2017, based on streaming data we compiled from more than 3,100 digital .

The number one track of 2017 belongs to dance music duo The Chainsmokers. Their song “Closer,” featuring , nudged out Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to earn the top spot on the Top 20 Tracks chart. The Chainsmokers earned a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY® nomination last year for “Closer.”

Former member  topped SoundExchange’s Top 20 Breakout Artists chart for 2017, beating out Julia Michaels and Khalid. Horan’s first album, Flicker, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released on October 20, and one single on the album, “Slow Hands,” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart following its release in May 2017.

Horan continued the trend of former One Direction members appearing on SoundExchange’s Breakout Artists charts. The members of One Direction went in different directions in 2015. ZAYN, who left the band first, placed third on the SoundExchange Top 20 Streamed Breakout Artists of 2016 chart thanks to a string of hit singles including “PILLOWTALK” and the Kehlani-assisted “wRoNg.” Horan is joined on the Top 20 Breakout Artists of 2017 chart by former bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

The eligibility period for the SoundExchange 2017 year-end charts is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. SoundExchange compiled the charts based on data provided from webcasting, television and satellite radio services including Pandora, Music Choice and SiriusXM. Check here for a complete list of the digital services reporting to SoundExchange.

Digital Radio’s Top 20 Streamed Tracks of 2017 – SoundExchange
  Track Name Artist Name
1 CLOSER THE CHAINSMOKERS feat. HALSEY
2 SHAPE OF YOU ED SHEERAN
3 THAT’S WHAT I LIKE BRUNO MARS
4 SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL ALESSIA CARA
5 STARBOY THE WEEKND
6 DON’T WANNA KNOW MAROON 5
7 24K MAGIC BRUNO MARS
8 LET ME LOVE YOU DJ SNAKE feat. JUSTIN BIEBER
9 CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
10 DESPACITO LUIS FONSI feat. DADDY YANKEE and JUSTIN BIEBER
11 STAY ALESSIA CARA and ZEDD
12 SIDE TO SIDE ARIANA GRANDE feat. NICKI MINAJ
13 HEATHENS TWENTY ONE PILOTS
14 SAY YOU WON’T LET GO JAMES ARTHUR
15 MERCY SHAWN MENDES
16 LOVE ON THE BRAIN RIHANNA
17 STARVING HAILEE STEINFELD and GREY feat. ZEDD
18 SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS THE CHAINSMOKERS feat. COLDPLAY
19 THIS TOWN NIALL HORAN
20 BELIEVER IMAGINE DRAGONS
Digital Radio’s Top 20 Streamed Breakout Artists of 2017 – SoundExchange
Breakout Artist Name
1 NIALL HORAN
2 JULIA MICHAELS
3 KHALID
4 LIAM PAYNE
5 HARRY STYLES
6 RAG’N’BONE MAN
7 EL FANTASMA
8 MIDLAND
9 TEE GRIZZLEY
10 PLAYBOI CARTI
11 STARLEY
12 BAD BUNNY
13 NOAH CYRUS
14 MONEYBAGG YO
15 LOUIS TOMLINSON
16 GRACE VANDERWAAL
17 CHRISTIAN NODAL
18 AYO & TEO
19 ZAYION MCCALL
20 ZAY HILFIGER

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