The nominees are:
- Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane
- Kevin Gates- “2 Phones”
- Fat joe and Remy Ma – “All The Way Up”
- Young Ma – “Ooouuu”
- Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
- A$AP Ferg – “New Level” ft. Future
The nod for AllHipHop.com’s Single of the Year 2016 goes to “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd, featuring Gucci Mane, on Interscope Records.
It’s the duo’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first for Gucci. Here are a few of the ranking factors used to determine this award:
Social media & cultural impact: Thanks to that #MannequinChallenge you saw on your Facebook and Twitter timelines, “Black Beatles” became a huge viral sensation. Its YouTube video also garnered over 251 million views. “Black Beatles” is a good example of how social media can make a music video crazy popular overnight.
Radio and streaming: “Black Beatles” leads the streaming songs chart with 38 million U.S. streams. It’s also No.1 in R&B/Hip-Hop airplay.
Club impact: Practically every Top 40 and urban DJ in America has “Black Beatles” on their playlist. Whenever people hear it in a club, they can’t help but dance to it.
Sales impact: Nearly certified Platinum status.
Music Quality: Produced by Mike Will Made-it, the song fuses old Beatles pop-song melodies on trap rhythms. It really made the song stand out for me.
So based on these factors, “Black Beatles” is the Single of the Year.