2016’s Most Played Artists

Jun 2017  RadioWorks Blog

Music licensing company, PPL have revealed 2016’s most played tracks and artists on UK radio.

Coldplay has been named as the most played act on UK radio, whilst Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling! is the year’s most played track.

British acts are represented strongly in the top ten Most Played Artist Chart, with seven of them (Coldplay, Adele, Olly Murs, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris) hailing from the British Isles.

The PPL 2016 Most Played Artist Chart
1.) Coldplay
2.) Adele
3.) Olly Murs
4.) Little Mix
5.) Justin Timberlake
6.) Ellie Goulding
7.) Justin Bieber
8.) Jess Glynne
9.) Calvin Harris
10.) Taylor Swift

Created using PPL’s exclusive UK music usage and airplay data, the 2016 Most Played Charts are the only music charts that demonstrate the popularity of tracks played both by broadcasters and in public by businesses across the UK. The data is supplied by PPL’s licensees, including radio stations and TV channels, as well as businesses such as pubs, clubs, bars and shops across the UK.

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