Billboard has just unveiled their year-end charts.
On 3 December, the music company recapped the year in music, revealing the top songs, artists, and albums that have defined 2021.
.@oliviarodrigo closes out 2021 as Billboard’s top new artist, following her massive successes on the weekly #Billboard200 albums and Billboard #Hot100 songs charts. 🏆https://t.co/5fInff6B0D— billboard (@billboard) December 2, 2021
Dua Lipa floated right to the top this year, with her hit single 'Levitating' earning the No. 1 spot on Billboard's 'Year-end Hot 100 Chart'. The track initially debuted at No. 2 on the music chart in October 2020 and has never left since, staying in the top 40 every week of 2021.
With 'Levitating', Dua Lipa has earned the record for the most times (41 weeks) in the Hot 100 top 10 for a female artist, and second overall, following The Weeknd's 57-week run in 2020 for 'Blinding Lights'.
wowweeee Levitating is the number #1 Billboard Hot 100 song of the year 2021!!! thank you thank you! Sharing this moment with the people that I love so much means the world to me 🤍🤍🤍 @Billboard @billboardcharts !!!!! pic.twitter.com/MPng8ZFZ6g— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) December 2, 2021
Speaking of The Weeknd, the R&B act rounds out the Hot 100 top with 'Save Your Tears' featuring Ariana Grande and 'Blinding Lights' at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. He is also Billboard's Top 3 Artist of the year, right behind Drake and Olivia Rodrigo.
The Top #Hot100 Songs of 2021 🏆— billboard (@billboard) December 2, 2021
See Billboard's Year-End charts here: https://t.co/LYm4QcfvPY pic.twitter.com/5CgmVTKHbP
Across the board, Olivia Rodrigo has had a great year. The 7-time GRAMMY-nominated act had a breakout debut earlier this year and has since solidified herself as a force in the music industry.
The young singer-songwriter is this year's overall Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, No. 1 Hot 100 Artist, No. 1 Hot 100 Songwriter, and is the Top 2 Artist of 2021.
The 'traitor' hitmaker's tracks are also over the Hot 100 songs of 2021 with 'good 4 u' at No. 4, 'drivers license' at No. 8, and 'deja vu' at No. 13.
.@oliviarodrigo's year on the @billboardcharts. 💯— billboard (@billboard) December 2, 2021
More on her massive 2021: https://t.co/7GngQ1YCdi pic.twitter.com/TgXAo2JSP7
While BTS continue their reign as one of this year's hottest acts, earning the overall Top Duo/Group of the year, and having the No. 1 World Album for BE, the No. 1 Global (Exclu. US) song with 'Butter', and the No. 1 Digital Sales Song with 'Dynamite'.
.@BTS_twt's year on the @billboardcharts. 🏆— billboard (@billboard) December 2, 2021
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Also on the top is Drake, earning this year's No. 1 spot for Top Artist, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, and Top Rap Artist. While Taylor Swift emerges as 2021's No. 1 Billboard 200 Artist, and No. 1 Top Album Sales Artist.
Check out the Billboard's full year-end charts here.
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