Each day, millions of music fans go to Genius to read lyrics and learn about their favorite artists — their Top Songs Chart reflects what the world is listening to all day, every day. In 2016, Genius song pages were viewed over one billion times. In 2017, they’re crunching numbers and compiling the Month In Lyrics on the first of every month.
The data is broken down into the following categories each month: Top Artists, Top Songs, Top Lyrics, and Top Albums.
XXXTENTACION managed to beat out Kendrick Lamar for the No. 1 most popular artist this month, coming on the heels of Kendrick’s public cosign of X’s new album 17. Most of the rest of top 20 remains unchanged, although Kodak Black hit No. 20 this month thanks to the release of his new mixtape Project Baby 2. Lil Uzi Vert also benefitted from the release of his debut album Luv Is Rage 2.
Eminem has not released an album since 2013 but he’s still in the Top 10 with more than 1 million views. Check out the list below:
1. XXXTENTACION (2,425,359 views)
2. Kendrick Lamar (2,327,779 views)
3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (2,269,421 views)
4. Drake (1,804,049 views)
5. Cardi B (1,767,920 views)
6. Lil Uzi Vert (1,401,694 views)
7. Logic (1,324,763 views)
8. SZA (1,324,383 views)
9. Ed Sheeran (1,318,769 views)
10. Eminem (1,240,026 views)
11. Lin-Manuel Miranda (1,017,208 views)
12. Jake Paul (915,694 views)
13. Kanye West (908,768 views)
14. Lana Del Rey (893,156 views)
15. JAY-Z (854,275 views)
16. DJ Khaled (850,824 views)
17. Future (825,818 views)
18. The Weeknd (793,900 views)
19. Tyler, The Creator (780,361 views)
20. Kodak Black (773,288 views)
Check other lists on Genius here.