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 topped the Genius charts once again, earning more than three million pageviews in August. Not far behind him was Logic, whose “1-800-273-8255” continues to perform well months after its release. Artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Sam Smith, and Taylor Swift benefitted from new releases, too, and K-Pop boy band BTS also managed to sneak into the Top 20.
1. XXXTentacion (3,001,316 views)
2. Logic (2,189,945 views)
3. Kendrick Lamar (1,834,441 views)
4. Lil Uzi Vert (1,699,916 views)
5. Drake (1,628,357 views)
6. Post Malone (1,342,342 views)
7. Sam Smith (1,301,432 views)
8. Eminem (1,244,924 views)
9. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (1,193,594 views)
10. Ed Sheeran (1,129,892 views)
11. SZA (1,051,267 views)
12. Lin-Manuel Miranda (1,037,341 views)
13. Cardi B (1,027,054 views)
14. Taylor Swift (1,006,795 views)
15. Kanye West (971,107 views)
16. BTS (839,642 views)
17. Dua Lipa (801,673 views)
18. Kodak Black (796,694 views)
19. The Weeknd (763,448 views)
20. $UICIDEBOY$ (756,598 views)
View other lists on Genius here.