Streaming data shakes up tallies, tracking viral hits.

It's amazing how quickly a year goes by. It feels like just yesterday Billboard was honoring Adele and One Direction as top artist and top new artist, respectively, of 2012. But then again, that was when the Florida-Georgia line was just a map demarcation, a "20/20 experience" was a hopeful result of an eye exam and before the world revisited the merits of thrift shop purchases.

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