SoundExchange Names Streaming’s Top 20 Tracks and Breakout Artists of 2017

SoundExchange Names Streaming’s Top 20 Tracks and Breakout Artists of 2017

By William Glanz

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey was #1 on our 2017 Digital Radio’s Top 20 Streamed Tracks chart (edging out Ed Sheeran’s massive hit “Shape of You”) and Niall Horan claimed the throne on our 2017 Digital Radio’s Top 20 Breakout Artists chart.

Horan is joined on the list of Breakout Artists by former One Direction bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson (after Zayn Malik landed at #3 on the 2016 Breakout Artists chart). The British gents each went their own direction in 2015.

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 services, cable television and satellite music services – more than 3,100 music services in all – including Pandora, Music Choice and SiriusXM. Check here for a complete list of the digital services reporting to SoundExchange.

Check out the charts below!