The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” is Top Streamed Track on SoundExchange’s 2017 Year-End Charts
SoundExchange Charts Show Top Streamed Tracks and Breakout Artists
SoundExchange today revealed its Top 20 Tracks and Breakout Artists of 2017, based on streaming data we compiled from more than 3,100 digital music services.
The number one track of 2017 belongs to dance music duo The Chainsmokers. Their song “Closer,” featuring Halsey, nudged out Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to earn the top spot on the Top 20 Tracks chart. The Chainsmokers earned a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY® nomination last year for “Closer.”
Former One Direction member Niall Horan topped SoundExchange’s Top 20 Breakout Artists chart for 2017, beating out Julia Michaels and Khalid. Horan’s first album, Flicker, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released on October 20, and one single on the album, “Slow Hands,” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart following its release in May 2017.
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