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Drake Dominates Apple Music’s Year-End Lists

The Canadian rapper dominated Apple Music's year-end charts.

Take a bow, Drake. The Canadian rapper has capped a phenomenal 2016 by taking the top spot in all three of Apple Music’s year-end charts.

Drake’s Views nudges out Rihanna’s ANTI, Adele’s 25, Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Justin Bieber’s Purpose to lead Apple’s Top 25 Albums chart. And the Toronto native’s global hit “One Dance” feat. Wizkid & Kyla is No. 1 on the music service’s Top 25 Songs chart, outpacing Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” Rihanna’s “Work” (featuring Drake), Flo Rida’s “My House” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years.” Both charts compile streams and download data.

“One Dance” also comes in at the summit of the Best of Beats 1 Playlist, ahead of tracks by Chance The Rapper, Christine And The Queens, Frank Ocean and Skepta.


Drake bounced back into the music world’s elite circle with Views, his fourth studio set, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in June and topped charts in the U.K., Australia and various markets around the globe. Drizzy went on to collect four trophies at the American Music Awards (from a record 13 nominations), took out major categories at the Billboard Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards and landed an Apple Music commercial. 

The hip-hop star’s dominant 2016 has also reaped eight Grammy nominations, top billing in Spotify’s recently-unveiled year-end lists and Views has just been certified quadruple platinum in the U.S, an honor marking 4 million units sold with 1,500 streams counting as one certifiable unit. Check out Apple Music’s year-end lists below.

Top 25 Albums
1. Drake: Views
2. Rihanna: ANTI (Deluxe) 
3. Adele: 25 
4. Frank Ocean: Blonde 
5. Justin Bieber: Purpose (Deluxe) 
6. Chris Stapleton: Traveller 
7. Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) 
8. Bryson Tiller: T R A P S O U L 
9. Twenty One Pilots: Blurryface 
10. Panic! At the Disco: Death Of A Bachelor 
11. Future: EVOL 
12. Various Artists: Suicide Squad: The Album 
13. G-Eazy: When It’s Dark Out 
14. Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman 
15. The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness 
16. Travis Scott: Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight 
17. Taylor Swift: 1989 
18. Sia: This Is Acting 
19. Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered
20. DJ Khaled: Major Key 
21. Drake & Future: What a Time To Be Alive 
22. Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool 
23. The Lumineers: Cleopatra (Deluxe) 
24. Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams 
25. Kevin Gates: Islah (Deluxe) 

Top 25 Songs
1. Drake: One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) 
2. Justin Timberlake: Can’t Stop the Feeling
3. Rihanna: Work (feat. Drake) 
4. Flo Rida: My House 
5. Lukas Graham: 7 Years 
6. The Chainsmokers: Closer (feat. Halsey) 
7. Justin Bieber: Love Yourself 
8. The Chainsmokers: Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) 
9. twenty one pilots: Stressed Out 
10. Desiigner: Panda 
11. Fifth Harmony: Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) 
12. Zayn: Pillowtalk 
13. Mike Posner: I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) 
14. Calvin Harris: This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna) 
15. twenty one pilots: Heathens 
16. Rihanna: Needed Me 
17. G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha: Me, Myself & I 
18. Florida Georgia Line: H.O.L.Y. 
19. Meghan Trainor: NO 
20. DNCE: Cake By the Ocean 
21. twenty one pilots: Ride 
22. Adele: Hello 
23. Ruth B.: Lost Boy 
24. Justin Bieber: Sorry 
25. Drake: Too Good (feat. Rihanna) 
Best of Beats 1 Playlist
1. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
2. Chance The Rapper – No Problem
3. Christine And The Queens – Tilted
4. Frank Ocean – Nights
5. Skepta – Man
6. The 1975 – The Sound
7. Kanye West feat. Post Malone & TY Dolla $ign – Fade
8. Kiiara – Gold
9. Young Thug & Travis Scott feat. Quavo – Pick Up The Phone
10. Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water
11. The Weeknd – Starboy
12. Chainsmokers, The feat. Halsey – Closer
13. Desiigner – Panda
14. Anderson .Paak  – Come Down
15. DJ Khaled  – Holy Key
16. Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl 
17. Sia feat. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
18. Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
19. Young M.A. – Ooouuu
20. Kaytranada – Lite Spots
21. Bastille – Good Grief
22. Lady Gaga – A-YO
23. Bon Iver – 22 (OVER S∞∞N
24. Kings of Leon – Waste a Moment
25. Flume feat. Kai – Never Be Like You