ZAYN, Frenship, Anne-Marie, Madeintyo, Rob $Tone Named Spotify’s Top Breakout Artists Of 2016

ZAYN [Miller Mobley | RCA Press Photo]

Spotify just issued its “2016 Wrapped” feature, which reveals the streaming service’s top performers in several key categories.

One of those categories focuses on “Breakout Artists,” and ZAYN leads the pack.

The former One Direction member, who issued his debut solo single “PILLOWTALK” and his debut solo album “Mind Of Mine” in 2016, claims #1 on Spotify’s Top Breakout Artist list.

Frenship, whose “Capsize” became a gold-certified hit in large part due to its success on Spotify, takes second on the list.

Anne-Marie, who had her own hit in “Alarm” and appears on Clean Bandit’s soaring “Rockabye,” lands in third place.

Madeintyo (#4) and Rob $tone (#5), best known for “Uber Everywhere” and Chill Bill,” respectively, complete the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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