Celebrate the artists and music that fans loved most on SoundCloud in 2021.

Celebrate the artists and music that fans loved most on SoundCloud in 2021.

Top Artist
Top Artist
Youngboy continues his run of releasing hit after hit, being the artist with the most fan engagement on SoundCloud in 2021. Listen to “Life Support” by YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Hit Of The Year
Hit of the year
Polo G’s “Rapstar” took over this year, with the most plays on SoundCloud in 2021.
Longest Run
Longest Run
“Rapstar” was on repeat worldwide, topping SoundCloud charts for the most consecutive weeks.
Hardest Hit
Hardest Hit
“Rapstar” stuck with the community from day one. The track had the most fan engagement in its first 24 hours of all releases in 2021.
Hardest Independent Hit
Hardest Independent Hit
BabySantana’s “Antisocial 2” had the most fan engagement of all independent drops in its first 24 hours. And he’s only 15 years old.
Top Independent Artist
TOP INDEPENDENT ARTIST
SoFaygo had a year to remember. From selling out his first show in Atlanta to having the most fan engagement on SoundCloud of all independent artists. Let's GO Faygo. Listen to “After Me” by SoFaygo.
Top DJ Mix
TOP DJ MIX
PC Music founder A. G. Cook had the top SoundCloud DJ set in 2021. A one-hour experience featuring reworkings, remixes and new material.
Top Comments Award
TOP COMMEnTS AWARD
Taeyong’s “Dark Clouds” had the most fan comments in a week in 2021. This was his first-ever release on SoundCloud.
Fan Powered Artist
FAN-POWERED ARTIST
Sweely was the independent artist with the most growth in fan engagement in 2021, driving major fan-powered royalties payouts. Listen to “Only If Ur Happy” by Sweely.
Biggest Debut
Biggest Debut
This UK duo met online during the lockdown and made the biggest splash. A1 x J1’s track, “Latest Trends” had the most plays of all debut releases on SoundCloud in 2021.
Jam of the Summer
JAM OF THE SUMMER
Trippie Redd’s first collab with Lil Uzi Vert “Holy Smokes” was the hottest track of the summer with the most fan engagement.
Surprise Drops
surprise drop
You never know when an artist may drop some fire. Here’s a surprise from Kaytranada no one saw coming on SoundCloud this year.
Surprise Drops
surprise drop
You never know when an artist may drop some fire. Here’s a surprise project from Rico Nasty no one saw coming on SoundCloud this year.
Surprise Drops
surprise drop
You never know when an artist may drop some fire. Here’s a surprise from SZA no one saw coming on SoundCloud this year.
Surprise Drops
surprise drop
You never know when an artist may drop some fire. Here’s a surprise from SZA no one saw coming on SoundCloud this year.
Surprise Drops
surprise drop
You never know when an artist may drop some fire. Here’s a surprise from SZA no one saw coming on SoundCloud this year.