Best Music Artists of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Best music artist for 2016 and many years to come.

Jackie has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

Best undiscovered super artist

I love listening to Jackie Evancho sing, she is so good.

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2 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He used to upload songs on YouTube in 2010, now he has 3 studio albums. He has won 3 Grammy awards and 9 Juno Awards

God damn.

The Weeknd was always the best for life. - AlphaQ

Yeah! The Weeknd - Fireboy

Number 1 nobody deserves the non 1 spot it s for the weeknd and please change his photo bring his new one

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3 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

He had plenty of recognition as one of the greatest ever, long before he passed. He did succeed in getting recognition from young people who don't realize that the world existed before they did, and other people besides them inhabit the earth.

I don’t hate Shawn Mendes but seriously David Bowie realeased one of the greatest albums ever that year he has got to be higher than Shawn Mendes.

I grew up listening to his music and will surely miss him now that he's gone. But he gave the world some beautiful music to remember him by.

You know what's the worst part of this whole thing? The fact that THIS GUY HAD TO DIE BEFORE HE GOT RECOGNITION! - PhenomentalOne

4 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

He should be #1

Come on guys lets get him on number 1!

No, this prick should not be 4th. - Swellow

He is Canadian

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5 James Arthur James Arthur James Andrew Arthur is a British singer-songwriter who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, "Impossible", was released through Syco Music after the final and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.

I like 'Impossible' and 'Say You Won't Let Go' but I don't know if I should listen to 'Back From the Edge'. - PhenomentalOne

6 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
7 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

I don't get why everyone dislike him. He's dope! 9/10 - AlphaQ

To be honest Views was mediocre not excellent.
Views gets 5/10 NOT 10/10!

Drake also gets 5/10. - AlphaQ

8 Kiiara Kiiara Kiara Saulters, known professionally as Kiiara, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Illinois. She is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Her 2015 single "Gold" peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

First Shawn Mendez, and now this botch fest - PhenomentalOne


9 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.
10 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Were they seriously not on this list? - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Olivia O'Brien

That complicated cover... better than the original - ProPanda

12 Sia Sia

Sia's 2016 were pretty good. The Greatest kinda sucked though. - AlphaQ

13 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

I don't get why people think 5th Harmony are better than them... - AlphaQ

14 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
15 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
16 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

What!?!?! Melanie Martinez should be in 1st place why Jackie Envancho Melanie is better I have the justice for her to be In 1st place she is my favorite singer in the world and I mean it! : D

17 Zedd Zedd Zedd is a Russian- German DJ known for his hits such as Clarity, Transmission, and Break Free. He is best known for his album True Colors, which has the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for an EDM album (tied with Skrillex's Recess). He is one the the richest EDM artists in the industry.
18 Britt Nicole Britt Nicole Brittany Nicole Waddell, better known by her stage name Britt Nicole, is an American vocalist, songwriter and recording artist.

Do I know you? - PhenomentalOne

19 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

404 error: No drop found - UltimateCraig

So baby, push me farther, from the top spot of the list
I don't care if you spent 10 weeks at #1, you can suck my... - PhenomentalOne

20 Olly Murs Olly Murs Oliver Stanley Murs, known professionally as Olly Murs, is an English singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.
21 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily more.


22 Vektor Vektor Vektor is an American progressive thrash metal band from Tempe, Arizona. The band was formed under the name Locrian around June 2003, but changed their name to Vektor in 2004.
23 Adele
24 Lawson Lawson
25 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.
26 Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

He's still relevant

NaH. - AlphaQ

27 Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha

Could you change the picture please? Thank you. - PhenomentalOne

Uhh, her songs are good and she is talented...but her songs sometimes end up awkward... - AlphaQ

28 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
29 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
30 Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber.

NO. - AlphaQ

31 Broods
32 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

Why Halsey, WHY?! - PhenomentalOne

33 Twenty One Pilots

How aren't they number one? Shawn Mendes sucks, The Weeknd sucks, Justin Bieber sucks, The Chainsmokers suck. But TOP man! So, so good! - UltimateCraig

Sorry, but between Heathens and Cancer (My Chemical Romance all the way), they weren't that great this year - ProPanda

I can not believe that TØP is 43. Blurryface blew up in 2016. They should be in the top five.

34 Fetty Wap Fetty Wap Willie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.

At least his voice is nice and bouncy. He is fun to listen to. 9/10 - AlphaQ

He sucks.

35 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.
36 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
37 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.
38 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

'Can't Stop The Feeling! ' is gonna complete a year in the Hot 100 in 2 weeks
My question - WHY DID IT EVEN CHART?! - PhenomentalOne

39 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
40 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.
41 Calvin Harris
42 Tove Lo Tove Lo

Simply love tove. She's still a very underrated singer. Deserves way more respect than she is being given. - Ark-M

Tove is an amazing singer. She has so much potential. - Swellow

Great song - ProPanda

43 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Respectfully, lousy researchers should not post. The poll does not say "best album of 2016". Bocelli tours quite a bit, and he performed numerous concerts all over the world in 2016. Each and every one was better than whatever pathetic "artist" you think does deserve a spot here. Put another way- yes, he is good. In fact, he is the best male singer alive today.

My respects, but exactly what did he do in 2016 to earn a spot on this list? His last album, 'Cinema', was released in 2015. I don't know if he's good or not, he doesn't deserve a spot on this list. - PhenomentalOne

44 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.
45 Gnash

' I hate you, I love you ' put me to sleep. Excellent lullaby from this gentleman.
P.s.- If you're featured singer performs better than you, you sho - PhenomentalOne

P.s. (continued)- You should stop trying. - PhenomentalOne

46 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

Yeah, after releasing 2 anomalies of a song as SINGLES, you deserve the top spot, not a measly #29. - PhenomentalOne


47 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
48 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.
49 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.
50 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.
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