The 10 Most-Streamed Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, FGL, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & Tim McGraw—But Who’s No. 1?

The 10 Most-Streamed Songs of 2016 Include Tunes by Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, FGL, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan & Tim McGraw—But Who’s No. 1?

While both album sales (-11%) and track sales (-23%) dipped in 2016 compared to 2015’s numbers, audio/video streaming results increased 57% from 14.1 billion streams in 2015 to 22.1 billion streams in 2016, according to Billboard and Nielsen Music.

With more than 175 million streams, Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” topped the list of the most-streamed songs in 2016. “H.O.L.Y” was also the top-selling digital song of 2016, selling more than 1.37 million units.

Rounding out the Top 5 include Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” (156,400,000), Sam Hunt’s “Break Up in a Small Town” (127,300,000) and “Take Your Time” (95,400,000) and Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” (93,000,000).

But the big winner on the year is Sam Hunt, who tallied four songs in the Top 10, with total streams of more than 395 million. Thomas Rhett also had two songs in the Top 10. Despite the success that Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” and Maren Morris’ “My Church” had with track sales, no female artists were represented in the Top 10 most-streamed songs in 2016.

Most-Streamed Country Songs of 2016

  1. “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line – 175,400,000
  2. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett – 156,400,000
  3. “Break Up in a Small Town” – Sam Hunt – 127,300,000
  4. “Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt – 95,400,000
  5. “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton – 93,000,000
  6. “Make You Miss Me” –Sam Hunt – 92,900,000
  7. “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” – Luke Bryan – 85,500,000
  8. “Humble and Kind” –Tim McGraw – 83,800,000
  9. “House Party” – Sam Hunt – 79,800,000
  10. “T-Shirt” –Thomas Rhett – 78,700,000

Thomas Rhett by John Shearer/The Greenroom PR; Sam Hunt by Steven Worster/UMG Nashville; Florida Georgia Line by Jim Wright/NASCAR; Luke Bryan by Jim Wright/CMA; Tim McGraw courtesy PMK/BNC; Chris Stapleton courtesy UMG Nashville

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson