Coldplay named as 2016’s most played artist

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Coldplay have been named as 2016’s most played artist by PPL at its AGM.

Music licensing company PPL made the announcement as part of its annual Most Played Chart, revealing the most played artist and track on radio, TV and in public places by UK businesses in 2016. 

British acts are represented strongly in the top ten Most Played Artist Chart, with seven of them (Coldplay, Adele, Olly Murs, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris) hailing from the UK. 

This is Coldplay’s fourth time in the chart top ten – an indication of their popularity, longevity and talent. In the Most Played Track Chart, Justin Timberlake beat Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson to the top spot.

Created using PPL’s exclusive UK music usage and airplay data, the 2016 Most Played Charts are the only music charts illustrating the popularity of tracks being played both by broadcasters and in public by businesses across the UK. The music usage and airplay data is supplied by PPL’s licensees, including radio stations and TV channels, as well as businesses such as pubs, clubs, bars and shops all across the UK

Peter Leathem, PPL chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to announce the PPL Most Played Charts once again. PPL is very proud to recognise two of the world’s biggest artists, Coldplay and Justin Timberlake in awarding them this accolade.

‘We are also delighted to see new names such as Zara Larsson and Dnce appearing in the chart for the first time. 2017 looks set to continue the success of last year for both established and emerging artist.’

The PPL Most Played Charts are released annually at the company’s AGM which takes place today on 8 June in London.  

Created using PPL’s exclusive UK music usage and airplay data, the 2016 Most Played Charts are the only music charts illustrating the popularity of tracks being played both by broadcasters and in public by businesses across the UK. The music usage and airplay data is supplied by PPL’s licensees, including radio stations and TV channels, as well as businesses such as pubs, clubs, bars and shops all across the UK

The PPL 2016 Most Played Artist Chart

Coldplay

Adele

Olly Murs

Little Mix

Justin Timberlake

Ellie Goulding

Justin Bieber

Jess Glynne

Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift
 

The PPL 2016 Most Played Track Chart

 Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!

Zara Larsson – Lush Life

Dnce – Cake By The Ocean

Calvin Harris feat. RihannaThis Is What You Came For

Lukas Graham – 7 Years

Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend

Shawn Mendes – Stitches

Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime

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