Contact Us

Who Was the Top Played Artist of 2012?

Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Katy Perry sure has a lot to be proud of in 2012!

Not only has the singer had her hottest year in music since her debut, she was crowned ‘Hottest Woman‘ by Men’s Health Magazine and was recently named the victor of the most played artist on the radio last year!

When songs and artists from the past year come to mind, it’s pretty safe to assume that most people would mention Adele, ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen, or Gotye‘s smash ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ as the most popular of 2012, but alas, Perry has proved that she is more than just a pretty face: she has staying power.

According to the Nielsen Company’s 2012 Music Industry report though, Gotye’s hit was the most played song on the radio, he just didn’t have another track to put him in the running for “artist.” Still a great accomplishment for him nonetheless.

Here’s how the Top 10 most played artists stacked up:

1. Katy Perry
2. Adele
3. Kelly Clarkson
4. Taylor Swift
5. Rihanna
6. Pink
7. Bruno Mars
8. Flo Rida
9. Kenny Chesney
10. Nicki Minaj

A huge congratulations to Miss Katy Perry! We know she has a ton in store for us for 2013!

Next: See Katy Perry Without Makeup

Watch the Katy Perry ‘Wide Awake’ Video

Subscribe to PopCrush on

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!