The fact that The Highwomen even exists is impressive. They make that statement over an unabashedly pretty melody, going in and out of duets and harmonies with seamless, generous sweetness. Carly Rae Jepsen has built a cult following on the power of her brand of pure, heart-on-your-sleeve pop. Her widely-praised third album was even nakedly called Emotion. Bandana , the widely acclaimed album from rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib, was forged in trying circumstances: Gibbs says he wrote most of the record in an Austrian jail while awaiting his eventual acquittal from sexual assault charges. And that something is a propulsive, infectious disco sensibility. With a retro-sounding melody that resonates across generational tastes, the song has already become a dancefloor mainstay.
"Without Me" by Halsey
Songs by Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish were among the biggest of 2019.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The past and the future combined in , a year of satisfying comebacks from veteran artists and exciting breakouts from newer ones. Read the list below, with a Spotify playlist of all at the bottom.
"Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande
Subscriber Account active since. The Billboard Hot is roundly recognized as the music industry's most reliable measure of song popularity. To score a No. Mariah Carey added to that historic number when her classic holiday single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," topped the chart for the first time since its release in Moreover, thanks to smash hits like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" — both of which dominated radio play and streaming numbers for an unprecedented stretch of weeks — only 17 songs claimed the chart's top spot this year. They're listed in chronological order below. It had already been No. Halsey's "Without Me" took the No.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each song's weekly physical and digital sales , as well as the amount of airplay received on American radio stations and streaming on online digital music outlets. During , fifteen singles reached number one on the Hot ; a sixteenth single, " Thank U, Next " by Ariana Grande , began its run at number one in November Of those fifteen number-one singles, four were collaborations. Lil Nas X's " Old Town Road " was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for nineteen weeks one for the song's original version, credited solely to Lil Nas X, and eighteen for a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus ; in doing so, it broke the record as the longest-running number one single in Billboard history - a record previously held by the sixteen-week runs of both " One Sweet Day " by Mariah Carey who added a nineteenth number one single in and Boyz II Men —96 , and " Despacito " by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber It also topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ranking as the best-performing single of Post Malone and Ariana Grande were the only acts to have multiple number-one songs in , with two apiece.