Singles of the Year 2016

The nominees are:

  1. Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane
  2. Kevin Gates-  “2 Phones”
  3. Fat joe and Remy Ma – “All The Way Up”
  4. Young Ma – “Ooouuu”
  5. Chance The Rapper Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
  6. A$AP Ferg – “New Level” ft. Future

The nod for’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.

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