The year 2017 is a really majestic year for music. It is the year of big album releases from some of the biggest artists. It is also the year for some fresh faces in the industry. 2017 is filled with great hits that we played thousand times on our music devices.
Let us round up the 6 biggest pop hits of the year 2017:
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yanki featuring Justin Bieber
Despacito (Remix) is certainly the biggest pop hit of 2017. It is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi with rap by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. In April 2017, they produced a remix with Justin Bieber which immediately topped the Billboard. Its music video (without Bieber) is viewed almost 4 billion times. It is named as Billboard’s third best pop song of 2017.
Shape of You
Shape of You is one of the double lead singles of Ed Sheeran’s comeback album Divide. It topped more than 35 charts all over the world. It also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks. In September 2017, it became the most streamed track on Spotify, with more than 1.3 billion streams. It also sold over 27,000 combined units in the first week of release.
That’s What I Like
That’s What I Like is the second single from Bruno Mars’ third studio album 24k Magic which he released in January 2017. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and has spent in the top 10 for almost thirty weeks. This single was also certified Platinum 17 times. In July 2017, the single sold almost 1.5 million copies and has 522 million audio and video streams worldwide.
HUMBLE. is the most popular hip-hop song of 2017. It is the first single off Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, Damn. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and has spent in the top 10 for 15 weeks. This is Lamar’s first-ever highest-charting single. Pitchfork named it as the Best New Track. Lamar’s HUMBLE. also dominated the MTV Awards winning a total of 6 awards, including Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song.
Look What You Made Me Do
Look What You Made Me Do made Taylor Swift’s musical comeback trending and controversial because of its notable deviation from Swift’s traditional pop style and some hidden lyrics believed to be pointed towards Swift’s opponents. It is the lead single off Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation. Its video became the most watched within 24 hours. It also topped 15 countries and received Platinum certifications.
Bodak Yellow is a hit single from newcomer Cardi B. It was released in June 2016 as her debut single. It topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Cardi B. the first ever female rapper to top the chart since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing). The song features catchy beats and hooks.
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