Taylor Swift, Beyonce And 5 Seconds Of Summer Top List Of Most Blogged Artists Of 2016


Tumblr is one of Yahoo’s biggest social networks (and arguably only social network unless you count Flickr and similar sites). It’s also a haven for alternative kids and trendy teens.

With a combination of data from original posts, reblogs, likes and searches, the platform calculated the biggest artists of 2016 — and it’s not what you’d expect. Of course the top solo artists saw what most of us hear on top 40 radio —  Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc. Tumblr is renowned as a haven for socially conscious, feminist teens, so girl-power acts topping the charts make sense.

What was most surprising was the bands that topped the list. There were the alternative but teen-friendly acts that you;d expect like 5 Seconds Of Summer, who didn’t release an album in 2016, and Twenty One Pilots, who recently slayed SNL and are inescapable on mainstream radio. Other bands like PVRIS and the Front Bottoms are indie acts that seem to rest just outside of the mainstream.

Check out the full list of the most blogged artists of 2016 below.

1. 5 Seconds of Summer
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. One Direction
4. Fifth Harmony
5. The 1975
6. Fall Out Boy
7. Little Mix
8. My Chemical Romance
9. Panic! at the Disco
10. All Time Low
11. Bring Me the Horizon
12. Arctic Monkeys
13. Black Veil Brides
14. Paramore
15. Pierce the Veil
16. Gorillaz
18. The Front Bottoms
19. Bastille
20. Coldplay

Solo Artists
1. Taylor Swift
2. Beyoncé
3. Justin Bieber
4. Rihanna
5. Selena Gomez
6. Troye Sivan
7. Halsey
8. Ariana Grande
9. Drake
10. Lana Del Rey
11. Lady Gaga
12. David Bowie
13. Melanie Martinez
14. Kanye West
15. Nicki Minaj
16. Adele
17. Zayn
18. Demi Lovato
19. Shawn Mendes
20. Frank Ocean


1. Lemonade by Beyonce
2. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots
3. Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan
4. Made in the A.M. by One Direction
5. Anti by Rihanna
6. Sounds Good Feels Good by 5 Seconds of Summer
7. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
8. Agust D by Agust D
9.  Vessel by Twenty One Pilots
10. 1989 by Taylor Swift
11. Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez
12  Death of a Bachelor by Panic! at the Disco
13. Views by Drake
14. 25 by Adele
15. Badlands by Halsey
16. Lotto by EXO
17. Mind of Mine by Zayn Malik
18. Joanne by Lady Gaga
19. Purpose by Justin Bieber
20. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance

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