Rihanna, Drake and The Chainsmokers Were The Biggest Artists of 2016

2016 might've been a bad year for many, but not Rihanna.

The RIAA - America's Recording Industry Association - has announced the biggest hitmakers, songs and albums of 2016 in the 2016 RIAA Top Certified list.

The Chainsmokers and Rihanna have won the 4x Multi-Platinum Song Award as the only two artists to have two songs go 4x multi-platinum; RiRi earned hers with "Work" and "Needed Me" while The Chainsmokers saw success with "Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down."

Desiigner's "Panda" and Drake's "One Dance" join these four tracks to make up the RIAA's 6 biggest songs of the year, with all of them going 4X Multi-Platinum last year.

Nobody in 2016 matched the album success of Drake's "Views" so it comes as no surprise that the rapper wins the RIAA's Top Certified Album, which went 4x multi-Platinum.

Meanwhile in pop music, Beyoncé ("Lemonade"), Ariana Grande ("Dangerous Woman"), Pentatonix ("A Pentatonix Christmas") and Sia ("This Is Acting") did it best as the four artists receive the Platinum Pop Album Awards for 2016.

The RIAA has also revealed that Beyoncé and Rihanna were the only two artists to earn three Pop Song Awards in 2016, which is an incredible way to close out an equally epic year for both ladies.

Rihanna earned hers with "Work," "Kiss It Better" and "Needed Me" while Beyoncé's "Formation," "Hold Up" and "Sorry" were her biggest pop hits.

You can check out the rest of 2016's biggest successes below.

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