Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert could do no wrong in 2017, racking up both the top song and album across SoundCloud, the digital music platform announced on Thursday. This year's SoundCloud Playback list includes 17 categories, including top playlist, most remixed track and top tracks across various genres.
Lil Uzi Vert's track "XO Tour Llif3" has been streamed 148 million times, helping to push his album LUV is Rage 2 to No. 1 as well. The total plays for "XO" dwarfs the other songs on the full album, with the next-most played tracks being "Sauce It Up" and "The Way Life Goes," with 31.1 million apiece. His success was a natural progression from 2016 when he was SoundCloud's most followed artist.
In terms of most popular tracks broken down by genre, rap/hip-hop was of course led by "XO"; the biggest pop track was "1-800-273-8255," by Logic feat Allesia Cara and Khalid, with 27.1 million plays; top R&B/soul song was "Love Galore" by SZA feat Travis Scott, at 25.2 million; top electronic song was "Everything Black" by Unlike Pluto feat Mike Taylor; and lastly, a testament to the genre's tepid presence on Soundcloud, top rock song was Linkin Park's "Heavy" feat Kiiara, with only 2.4 million plays.