“Apple Music and iTunes named the most popular song in Russia in 2017

Musical preferences of Russians identified a group of “Mushrooms”, Kazakh rapper Jah Khalib, ed Sheeran and the song Despacito


– Apple Music and iTunes music summed up the results of 2017 in Russia.

The biggest hit of the year in Russia, like in iTunes and the Apple Music was the track “Melting ice” band “Mushrooms”. The song and video appeared in March 2017. The track stayed on the 1st place in iTunes for 6 consecutive weeks, and top 10 in the Apple Music went on for 10 weeks. Interest in the song was maintained, and numerous parodies of it.

In second place in the chart was the Shape of You track by British singer-songwriter ed Sheeran, who together stayed in the charts for 26 weeks. The three best songs of the year included the hit Despacito Puerto Rican musician Luis Fonsi conquering such markets, recorded together with the performer daddy Yankee. Earlier it was reported that Despacito song became the most listened in the world in the history of streaming services, video for she also set a record on Youtube by number of views.

Fully ten leaders looks like this:

1. “Mushrooms” – “Melting the ice”

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

3. Luis Fonsi — Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee)

4. Rag’n’bone Man — Human

5. Ofenbach — Be Mine

6. Loboda — Your eyes

7. Jah Khalib — Layla (feat. Makvin)

8. Max Barskih — Fog

9. Clean Bandit — Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)

10. Imagine Dragons — Believer


The most popular album in the Russian iTunes this year was “If th, I am Bach”. Rapper Jah Khalib from Kazakhstan have released this work in the fall of 2016, in 2017 the record of 5 times has been top of the iTunes chart. The album also enjoyed huge popularity in the stream Apple Music, with the highest number of auditions for a year in Russia. The most popular track from the album was the song “Layla”, recorded together with Makvin.

Second place in the rating took the American band Imagine Dragons from the album Evolve. Introduced in June, the album never left the top 10 Apple Music and iTunes was able to survive 13 weeks in a row. Third in the chart was longplay Kryptonite “feast on the street is 36”, which for 28 weeks since the release of never leaves top Apple Music.

The ten most popular albums 2017 the following:

1. Jah Khalib – “If th I of Bach”

2. Imagine Dragons – Evolve

3. Hook – “feast on the street 36”

4. The Weeknd – Starboy

5. Noggano – “Luxury”

6. Loboda – H2LO

7. Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Deluxe)

8. Oxxxymiron – “GORGORO”

9. Mushrooms – caravan, Part 1

10. Egor Krid – What do they know?

The position of tracks and albums in the chart generated based on the number of streams (Apple Music) and purchases (in iTunes). Informed about the musical preferences of Russians reported “Yandex.Music”. In turn, Forbes identified the most highly paid musicians of the year.

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