Yesterday, we asked our readers to vote on their favorite music of 2016. Over 6,000 of you responded—thanks for that. Some results were unsurprising—you think Frank Ocean's Blonde is the best album of the year, too—but Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam" crushed the competition for best song of the year.
Frank took home his second Golden Pigeon for best music video—"Nikes" narrowly won with 21% of the vote, edging Beyoncé's Lemonade and Kanye West's "Fade" for top honors.
Noname is your favorite new artist, closely followed by 21 Savage and Lil Yachty. The race for 2016's best album cover ended in a tie: Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book and Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!" both received 12%, enough to win in a crowded field.
Spotify and Apple Music finished one and two as your favorite streaming service, and the Best Rapper of 2016 podium is a controversial one: Chance the Rapper is first with 26%, followed by Kendrick Lamar at 20%. Kanye West is third with 11%.
Cast your vote if you haven't already, and see the full results below:
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Kanye West ft. Chance the Rapper - "Ultralight Beam"
Best music video:
Frank Ocean - "Nikes"
Best new artist:
Best album cover:
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book / Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
Best streaming service:
Chance the Rapper
Best song to reach No.1:
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - "Starboy"