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Artists Making a Breakthrough

2016 had just started but we are seeing a lot of artists now breaking through the music charts. They may had started for quite a long time but these artists are finally hitting the charts. It is really worth it when you dreamed of getting the success that you want and now, it is in your hands. Here are the artists that are now making a breakthrough in mainstream music:

Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes already charted more than atear ago with an EP and a top 30 hit single. But he is now currently breaking music charts with his current single “Stitches” which hit to top 4 Billboard Hot 100 and knocked off the mighty single of Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” from UK singles chart. His album “Handwritten” already topped the Billboard albums chart.

Alessia Cara
This young Canadian singer is now making waves in the charts. She already released an EP in 2015 and top 10 with her album a few months ago. Now, her single “Here” is now making waves in the charts after hitting the top 5 in Billboard Hot 100.

Elle King
Despite being the daughter of actor Rob Schneider and model mom London King, Elle King is making a name of her own which is far from the career of her parents as she focused on music. After releasing her album hitting the top 30 last year, she had now broke the top 10 in the US charts. She even hit the top of the rock charts with her song “Ex’s and Oh’s”.

Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth was known as a YouTube artist and now making waves in mainstream music. Last year, he had success with “See You Again”, a song with Wiz Khalifa, topped the charts worldwide. He gained success on his own with “Marvin Gaye” (collab with Meghan Trainor) and now climbing the charts with “One Call Away”. His album “Nine Track Mind” was just released.

Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots already had releases back then, but only last 2015 when they gained success when the duo topped the US albums chart with “Blurryface”. However, they are getting known universally at the moment with their single “Stressed Out” which just recently hit the Billboard Hot100’s top 3.

Rachel Platten
Rachel Platten already had independent albums released back then but her first mainstream album was just released last January which hit the top 5. Her first major hit “Fight Song” hit the number 1 in UK and number 6 in Billboard. Now, she is proving she is not a one-hit wonder as she is climbing up the charts with new single.

Credits to Wikipedia / Billboard

Yearend Special: Top Songs by a Female Artist of 2015

There are lot of big hits this year made by female artists. This year, Taylor Swift led scoring about 5 songs hitting the top 10 while Meghan Trainor scored big singles too. Here are the top female singles this year:

Taylor Swift- Blank Space
Apart from the longest number single of Taylor Swift in Billboard, it is also her first video to reach a billion views. Congrats Taylor for such an achievement in this song.

Meghan Trainor- Lips are Movin’
The pop, doo-wop and upbeat track is such a fresh song during these times. This song was a top ten hit in several countries which included US while it made a higher position at second in UK.

Rachel Platten- Fight Song
This can be considered a breakthrough for Rachel. It ended up as a Billboard top 10 and a surprise UK chart-topper.

Sia- Elastic Heart
The song may not have reach the upper five in countries but it has been in the chart for many weeks and still in charts in some countries as of now.

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do
Ellie is already a hitmaker but she became a more established singer in this love song which was a top 3 single in Billboard Hot 100 and a number 1 in her home country, UK.

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney- FourFiveSeconds
It was fresh to hear Rihanna with this kind of music. Plus a collaboration from the legendary Paul McCartney and successful hip-hopper Kanye West. The song stayed in top 5 elsewhere it entered

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar- Bad Blood
The song which was a big hit in the US but a top 4 hit in UK. It was also successful in other countries. The Katy Perry-inspired song was one-week chart-topper because of being almost barred by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

Adele- Hello
This could possibly top all of the songs here despite a late release. It already became a muliti-million seller in just a week, which set a record. Of course, it is number one globally.

Selena Gomez- Good for You
With a brand new sound, Selena just scored her biggest hit ever. The sensual song made it at top 5 in US.

Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih- Somebody
She’s one of the artists that made a breakthrough this year, this song from Natalie eventually reached top 10 in several countries.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Yearend Special: Top Pop Songs of 2015

Pop music has always been popular anytime. Even some artists who did other genres, they crossed over pop music as some of them did this year. Here are the biggest pop songs for 2015.

Taylor Swift- Blank Space
After crossing over to pop music, this song from her full length pop album was one of the biggest pop songs this year. It even crossed 1 billion views on YouTube!

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
I often hear this song wherever I am and I loved this before even becoming popular. The song was multi-platinum elsewhere and even dubbed as “national anthem” by some people in our country.

Maroon 5- Sugar
I love the 70s funk vibe in this song. Adam’s vocals even fitted. This sone went to top ten worldwide and even had hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do
This pop song was very popular in sales and radio. It was even very successful in video charts and even non-Fifty Shades fans love this song.

One Direction- Drag Me Down
The first single and video of the UK lads without Zayn Malik is still a hit. It is a record-breaking in streaming and huge sales in initial week.

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar- Bad Blood
Taylor invited Kendrick Lamr to do the rap plus a highly hyped music video could’ve helped the song’s success. How about the assumption that it is meant for Katy Perry? I think it does help as publicity.

Justin Bieber- What Do You Mean?
He’s one of the biggest artists during the last half of the year and this pop EDM song is a streaming record holder.

Rachel Platten- Fight Song
It’s empowering theme helped the song reached number 1 in some countries like UK, and a top ten position in US. Well, I think Taylor’s promotion does help too.

Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor- Marvin Gaye
The song may haven’t broken the top 20 but it was a huge hit in other countries. The sensual song went to number 1 in a number of territories.

Adele- Hello
The biggest record released during the last quarter, this song effortlessly went to number just like her album “25” did. Congrats to you Adele!

Some facts from Wikipedia