Soundcloud reveals 2017 year-end data (most streamed album, tracks & more)
It’s that time of year when we take a look back at what’s happened in the world of creativity on SoundCloud over the last 12 months. From Grammy wins and Grammy nominations, to topping the charts, 2017 has been a big year for artists on SoundCloud.
We’ve amped up this year’s list for a total of 17 categories that touch every corner of the SoundCloud ecosystem, from hip-hop, pop, dance and rock, to what’s new, now and next in music culture. This year’s list celebrates the diverse creativity on the platform and within our community–everything from the buzziest tags in 2017 like ChillHop and Vaporwave, to the year’s most creative cities (welcome to the list Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Seoul!).
Congrats to everyone on the list, and a huge thank you to the SoundCloud community for your continued creativity. We can’t wait to see what you create in 2018!
The top album is Lil Uzi Vert's LUV is Rage 2 (and his "XO Tour Llif3" is the top rap track), the top remixed track is Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," the top R&B/soul track is SZA's "Love Galore," the top rock track is Linkin Park's "Heavy," and among the "artists to watch in 2018" is Nilufer Yanya (who is also on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist and has two songs on Pitchfork's top songs of 2017). Check out Soundcloud's full list below.
The 2017 SoundCloud Playback
* Top Album: Lil Uzi Vert, LUV is Rage 2
* Top Remixer: R3hab
* Most Remixed Track: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
* Top Podcast Personality: Shane & Friends
* Top Playlist: Created by ilyanaazman, “Best of Chill/House Nation”
* Top DJ Set: Two Friends, “Big Bootie Mix, Volume 11”
* Tags with Buzz:
* Top R&B/Soul Track: SZA featuring Travis Scott, “Love Galore”
* Top Pop Track: Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”
* Top Rock Track: Linkin Park featuring Kiiara, “Heavy”
* Top Remix: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito (VMK, That Behavior Remix)”
* Top Electronic Track: Unlike Pluto featuring Mike Taylor, “Everything Black”
* Top Rap/Hip-hop Track: Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”
* Artists who were on SoundCloud first and owned the internet in 2017:
Lil Uzi Vert
* Top Cities Driving Creativity:
* 2017’s Buzziest Drops:
May 16th: Travis Scott drops three tracks “Butterfly Effect”, “Green & Purple” and “A Man”
June 8th: BTS drops “4 o’clock”
July 15th: Chance the Rapper drops “Big B’s” featuring Young Thug
Artists to Watch in 2018 (Rising artists showing signs of continued momentum in 2018):
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