Female pop artist of the year: Rihanna or Taylor Swift?
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Female pop artist of the year: Rihanna or Taylor Swift?

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Female singers were kind of absent from the top 10 of the Hot 100 during the first half of 2017. Rihanna and Taylor Swift changed that. In fact, Rihanna's success from "Anti" carried over into 2017 with her 30th top 10 hit "Love on the Brain." Not only that, but she scored one of the summer's biggest anthem with "Wild Thoughts." Taylor made her grand return with the #1 hit "Look What You Made Me Do" and the biggest album of 2017—"Reputation." But who's the top pop diva of 2017? 🎤

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It's the end of the year! And we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2017. The "Best of 2017" 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 2017 won the year in each category.

Rihanna and Taylor slayed the pop charts in 2017. But who's the female artist of the year?

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Rihanna steadily tops herself and reaches new heights. "Love on the Brain" became RiRi's landmark 30th top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2017. But that's not the only records she crushed this year. RiRi also broke Billboard's dry spell of not having any female pop singers in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her summer anthem with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, "Wild Thoughts."

Below are some lyrics from "Wild Thoughts," per Genius.

🎶I don't know if you could take it. Know you wanna see me nakey, nakey, naked. I wanna be your baby, baby, baby.🎶
🎶Wild, wild, wild. Wild, wild, wild thoughts. Wild, wild, wild. When I'm with you, all I get is wild thoughts.🎶

Check out the hot music video below.


Taylor shut it down with "Look What You Made Me Do," topping the Billboard Hot 100. She directed the lyrics to her haters who blasted her for being a snake over the years. She said it best with, "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!" But Taylor's career isn't dead. In fact, she released the top-selling album of the year with "Reputation." The album literally just dropped a few weeks ago. 

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 I don't like your little games. Don't like your tilted stage. The role you made me play...of the fool, no, I don't like you. I don't like your perfect crime. How you laugh when you lie. You said the gun was mine. Isn't cool, no, I don't like you (oh).🎶

Check out the music video below. 

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