Music entertainer of 2016: Beyoncé or Drake? | The Tylt
Music entertainer of 2016: Beyoncé or Drake?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
Two great entertainers. Two great fanbases. Both artists had great years, and the Grammys recognized their greatness with the most nominations of any artists. But which of these two entertainers really owned 2016—Queen Bey or Drizzy?
Beyoncé kicked off 2016 with the woke anthem of the year "Formation" and a much-talked about Super Bowl performance. But like she sang—"you know that bitch when you cause all this conversation." She followed with a "surprise," and launched the highly-anticipated visual album "Lemonade" in April.
The masterpiece details her relationship with Jay Z, and there's a few socially-conscious gems on it too. Bey then kicked off her "Formation World Tour," which had made $256.4 million worldwide—just $12 short of the top spot. And she practically put on her own concert with a lauded 2016 VMAs performance. Now Bey's nominated for nine Grammy awards—including Album of the Year for "Lemonade."
The truth is that Bey ruled 2016!
Drake has also had quite the year! He already had a mega hit under his belt that carried over from late 2015—"Hotline Bling." He teamed up with Rihanna, and together they made another #1 hit with "Work." In late April, he released his acclaimed, crossover album "Views." And the LP features even more mega hits—including the #1 pop hit "One Dance," "Too Good," "Pop Style" and "Controlla."