Billboard Canadian Year-End Hot 100 Artists of 2016

justin-bieber-1Billboard has published a year-end chart for the Top 25 artists of 2016 based on the chart performance of their Hot 100 singles in Canada. While last year Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd were 1, 2, and 3, this year The Biebs takes the crown followed by Drake and Ohio, U.S. schizoid pop duo Twenty One Pilots. Justin Bieber had the two biggest hits of the year and placed 4 more on the year-end Hot 100 for a total of six (three were as a featured artist). Drake also had six entries on the chart including the fourth biggest song of the year. Other Canadian artists making the Top 25 are Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and Alessia Cara.  Below is the list of Top 25 Hot 100 artists in Canada for the year 2016 with home-growners bolded in red. In parentheses are their positions in last year’s chart.

1. Justin Bieber (2015: 8th)
2. Drake (2015: 17th)
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. The Chainsmokers
5. Adele
6. Rihanna
7. The Weeknd (2015: 3rd)
8. Ariana Grande
9. Selena Gomez
10. Shawn Mendes (2015: 10th)
11. Lukas Graham
12. Sia
13. Mike Posner
14. Meghan Trainor
15. DNCE
16. Calvin Harris
17. Alessia Cara (2015: -)
18. Disiigner
19. Justin Timberlake
20. Fifth Harmony
21. Major Lazer
22. Zayn
23. Flo Rida
24. Daya
25. DJ Snake