2016 Year in Review: The 10 Most Popular Artists on Yahoo Music

Wendy Geller
·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

As 2016 comes to an end, Yahoo has unveiled our Year in Review, a detailed look at what captured the hearts and minds of our users across the globe this year, drawing from billions of searches on Yahoo, Polyvore, Tumblr, and Flickr. We've been doing Year in Review for 15 years, and each report gives us an incredibly introspective look at what people, issues, and trends were top of mind for the 1 billion and counting visitors across the Yahoo platforms.

In the music world, 2016 was, sadly, a year of many goodbyes: to David Bowie, to Prince, to American Idol. But the year also brought about career rebirths for Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and even the reclusive and ailing Randy Travis. All of these artists, for very different reasons, made our list of 10 most popular artists on Yahoo Music for 2016. Take a look.