Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay Among Biggest Global Recording Artists of 2016

Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots and Coldplay are among the top 10 global recording artists of 2016, according to the Intentional Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI.

This list reflects an artist's worldwide popularity across physical formats, downloads and streams. Twenty One Pilots arrives at number six on the ranking, while Coldplay takes the number-three spot.

The late David Bowie is the highest ranking rock artist on the list, coming it at number two. As for the number-one global recording artist of the year, that would be the rapper Drake.

Here is the IFPI's list of the top 10 global recording artists of 2016:

1. Drake
2. David Bowie
3. Coldplay
4. Adele
5. Justin Bieber
6. Twenty One Pilots
7. Beyoncé
8. Rihanna
9. Prince
10. The Weeknd

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