iHeartMedia just put out some interesting data about which songs are most popular in the United States.

According to the company, it measured total audience spins (TAS) and streams across iHeartRadio stations to look at the top played songs and artists of 2021.

The #1 played song on the list is ”Levitating” by Dua Lipa, which the company said reached an audience of nearly 1.2 billion in the U.S. alone. The #1 played artist this year was Ariana Grande, reaching more than 2.6 billion listeners.

“What’s perhaps most interesting about this data is that it shows a complete picture of what folks across the country listened to — not just what those using digital streaming services had queued up.”

The Total Audience Spins is based on Mediabase airplay and is multiplied by the number of persons listening to the radio at the time of those plays, delivering total audience impressions which iHeart says is the broadcast equivalent of the number of streams from a streaming music service.

Its lists of top overall played songs and artists are below, followed by a breakdown by format.

Top Overall Songs 2021

  1. “Levitating” Dua Lipa (1.19+ Billion)
  2. “Save Your Tears” The Weeknd (969+ Million)
  3. “34+35” Ariana Grande (898+ Million)
  4. “Kiss Me More” Doja Cat ft. Sza (888+ Million)
  5. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” Lil Nas X (822+ Million)
  6. “What You Know Bout Love” Pop Smoke (810+ Million)
  7. “good 4 u” Olivia Rodrigo (733+ Million)
  8. “Peaches” Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar/Giveon (696+ Million)
  9. “Leave The Door Open” Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak/Silk Sonic (692+ Million)
  10. “drivers license” Olivia Rodrigo (660+ Million)

Top Overall Artists 2021

  1. Ariana Grande (2.6+ Billion)
  2. Dua Lipa (2.5+ Billion)
  3. The Weeknd (2.39+ Billion)
  4. Olivia Rodrigo (2.2+ Billion)
  5. Pop Smoke (1.99+ Billion)
  6. Doja Cat (1.66+ Billion)
  7. Justin Bieber (1.57+ Billion)
  8. Luke Combs (1.27+ Billion)
  9. Ed Sheeran (1.27+ Billion)
  10. Luke Bryan (1.18+ Billion)

Top Country Songs 2021

  1. “Just The Way” Parmalee ft. Blanco Brown
  2. “Lady” Brett Young
  3. “What’s Your Country Song” Thomas Rhett
  4. “Single Saturday Night” Cole Swindell
  5. “Famous Friends” Chris Young & Kane Brown
  6. “Forever After All” Luke Combs
  7. “Better Together” Luke Combs
  8. “Gone” Dierks Bentley
  9. “Made For You” Jake Owen
  10. “One Of Them Girls” Lee Brice

Top Country Artists 2021

  1. Luke Combs
  2. Luke Bryan
  3. Jason Aldean
  4. Thomas Rhett
  5. Blake Shelton
  6. Sam Hunt
  7. Kenny Chesney
  8. Dierks Bently
  9. Lee Brice
  10. Dustin Lynch

Top Hip-Hop Songs 2021

  1. “For The Night” Pop Smoke ft. Lil Baby/DaBaby
  2. “What You Know Bout Love” Pop Smoke
  3. “You’re Mines Still” Yung Bleu ft. Drake
  4. “On Me” Lil Baby
  5. “Time Today” Moneybagg Yo
  6. “Back in Blood” Pooh Shiesty ft. Lil Durk
  7. “Calling My Phone” Lil Tjay Ft. 6LACK
  8. “Beat Box” SpotemGottem
  9. “Late At Night” Roddy Ricch
  10. “Heartbreak Anniversary” Giveon

Top Hip-Hop Artists 2021

  1. Pop Smoke
  2. Drake
  3. Lil Baby
  4. Moneybagg Yo
  5. Roddy Ricch
  6. Yung Bleu
  7. Rod Wave
  8. Megan Thee Stallion
  9. Pooh Shiesty
  10. Lil Tjay

Top Alternative Songs 2021

  1. “Monsters” All Time Low ft. blackbear
  2. “Follow You” Imagine Dragons
  3. “Sofia” Clairo
  4. “my ex’s best friend” Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear
  5. “All My Favorite Songs” Weezer ft. AJR
  6. “Shy Away” Twenty One Pilots
  7. “Therefore I Am” Billie Eilish
  8. “Waiting on a War” Foo Fighters
  9. “Heat Waves” Glass Animals
  10. “Nowhere Generation” Rise Against

Top Alternative Artists 2021

  1. Green Day
  2. Twenty One Pilots
  3. Imagine Dragons
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Linkin Park
  6. Foo Fighters
  7. Weezer
  8. All Time Low
  9. Machine Gun Kelly
  10. Blink-182

 Top R&B Songs 2021

  1. “Leave The Door Open” Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak/Silk Sonic
  2. “Pick Up Your Feelings” Jazmine Sullivan
  3. “Damage” H.E.R.
  4. “Can’t Let It Show” Tank
  5. “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It” Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Ft. Babyface
  6. “You Made A Fool Of Me” Anthony Hamilton
  7. “Not Another Love Song” Ella Mai
  8. “Look Easy” Robin Thicke
  9. “Complicated” Leela James
  10. “Essence” Wizkid ft. Tems

 Top R&B Artists 2021

  1. H.E.R.
  2. Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak/Silk Sonic
  3. Ella Mai
  4. Chris Brown
  5. Jazmine Sullivan
  6. Mary J. Blige
  7. Wale
  8. Khalid
  9. Tank
  10. Usher

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