Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of 2014

One-direction-2015-tourAs 2014 draws to a close, once again publishes their Top 100 Lists of 2014.  They have Top 100 lists for nearly every facet of musical interest including; Top Artists, Top New Artists, Top Artists – Duo/Group, Top Artist – Female/Male, Hot 100 Songs, Hot 100 Artists (how this is different from Top Artists is a little beyond me), Top Albums, Radio Songs, Comedy, Kids, Hip Hop, Rap, Country etc, etc, etc

According to Billboard, the top 20 Artists of 2014 were the following acts.  Billboard calculates these lists by taking into account radio airplay impressions, sales data, streaming data, social 50 activity and box score.  I have to say, there’s no real big surprises on the list.  They all seem to line up with the ticket sales we’ve seen.  One Direction is HUGE, HUGE, HUGE and will be expected to have another massive year next year.  Obviously the list is dominated by the Pop Stars, but I’m pleased to see some country, R&B and rock represented a little.

  1. One Direction
  2. Katy Perry
  3. Beyonce
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Justin Timberlake
  6. Iggy Azalea
  7. Ariana Grande
  8. Miley Cyrus
  9. Pharrell Williams
  10. Eminem
  11. Lorde
  12. Luke Bryan
  13. Sam Smith
  14. John Legend
  15. OneRepublic
  16. Drake
  17. Jason Derulo
  18. Justin Bieber
  19. Imagine Dragons
  20. Florida Georgia Line

Click here for more Billboard Top 100 Lists of 2014.

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