From pop, to rap, to country, the year 2016 was filled with various albums and new songs. Most people would agree that some artists made music history, while others failed to rise to the top of the music charts.
The year 2016 was filled with such a wide range of types of music that almost everyone could manage to find a favorite song to play on repeat.
A celebration of music, The American Music Awards took place late last fall. Some of the 2016 winners included Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande, Favorite Duo or Group in Pop/Rock: Twenty One Pilots, and Favorite Album in Rap/ Hip-hop: Views by Drake.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards were also held in 2016 to recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the year. The Grammy Award winners for 2016 include Album of the Year: 1989 by Taylor Swift, Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor, and Best Rock Album: Drones by Muse.
In response to the awards given at music award shows in 2016, students at East were asked to vote on their favorite music. Let’s see if students at East agreed with this award winners!
Polls were taken at East to see what students would vote on for “Favorite album of 2016” and “Best song of 2016”.
For “Favorite album of 2016”, students voted on Views by Drake, Lemonade by Beyonce, Traveler by Chris Stapleton, and Purpose by Justin Bieber. Out of 92 votes, the most students voted for Views by Drake. Views received 38% of the votes, while Lemonade had 27%, Traveler had 17%, and Purpose had 18%.
Chris Kasai (’17) is a fan of all of Drake’s albums. He said that although Views was not his favorite album, he still enjoyed the music and would highly recommend it.
For “Best song of 2016,” students voted on “Humble & Kind” by Tim McGraw, “Hello” by Adele, “Hotline Bling” by Drake, and “Work” by Rihana ft. drake. Out of 69 votes, “Humble & Kind” by Tim McGraw received the most votes. “Humble & Kind” received 35% of the votes, “Hello” had 23%, “Hotline Bling” had 23%, and “Work” had 19%.
The diverse campus of East Forsyth is shown through the various tastes in music. While some students prefer the pop music of Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift, others would rather tune into 104.1 to listen to their favorite country music star.