The weekend, Justin bieber and Ariana Grande were the three most performed artists across radio formats in 2021, followed by Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo, according to a year-end report from Mediabase.
Pop Smoke, Doja Cat, 24kGoldn, Ava Max and Duck.
Although she was only the fourth greatest artist on radio overall, Dua Lipa had the No. 1 most played song of the year, in the form of “Levitating” – a song that soared soared on the radio, fell for a while, then returned to be the hit monster of the year.
24kGoldn was another artist who had focused much of his 2021 firepower into a single smash, as “Mood,” a track with an Iann Diorr feature, landed at # 2 on the all-format end chart. year.
Rounding out the radio’s top 10: Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” at # 3, followed by Chris Brown and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy,” Grande’s “Positions”, an old Weeknd classic, “Blinding Lights” , “Leave” by Silk Sonic the Door Open “,” Kiss Me More “by Doja Cat and SZA,” Kings & Queens “by Max and” Peaches “by Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar and Giveon.
Bieber also had several spaced successes to reach his No. 2 position for the year, none of which ranked higher than No. 10 on the song chart. This is the position “Peaches” reached, followed by “Holy” (with Chance the Rapper) at # 15, “Stay” (with Kid Laroi) at # 27 and “Lonely” (with Benny Blanco) at n °. 35.
In Top 40 format, Grande led the Most Performed Artist, followed by Rodrigo, Bieber, the Weeknd, Lipa, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, 24kGoldn, the Kid Laroi and Billie Eilish. Lipa’s “Levitating” was the # 1 Top 40 song of the year.
Domestically, Luke Combs led the artist rankings for 2021, followed by Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Russell Dickerson. The most popular country song was “What’s Your Country Song” by Rhett.
In terms of radio song label market share, Republic came first, followed by Interscope in second and Columbia in third, picking up the top winners from last year. RCA had the most movement in the radio share, dropping from sixth to fourth. Atlantic came in fifth, with Warner, Capitol, Def Jem, Epic and 300 Ent. completing the top 10 overall market share.
The Mediabase ranking represents data collected between November 8, 2020 and November 17, 2021. The nine formats studied are Top 40, Rhythmic, Urban, R&B, Hot AC, AC, Active Rock, Alternative and Triple A.