As 2013 draws to close, the onslaught of year-in-review charts are making their way online. For music fans everywhere, however, there is only one chart that truly matters – Billboard’s year end charts.
Indeed, with a year filled with the likes of top hits like ‘Royals’ by newcomer Lorde or unexpected runaway hits like Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’, fans and industry insiders alike wait with bated breath to learn of the year’s top performers.
With statistical data based on radio airplay audience impressions, sales data, and streaming activity data provided by online music sources (i.e. Pandora, Youtube), 2013′s year-end tally has quite the few surprises with newcomers seeming to be running the ranking’s upper half.
See the top 50 below and find out where your fave landed: