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Top Artists & Releases Of 2015

It has been a great year for music, with the return of the legendary Dr. Dre and the surprise release of his “Compton” album to coincide with the N.W.A. movie biopic “Straight Outta Compton”, a 34-track mixtape from Chris Brown and the unlikely collaboration between Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar on their smash-hit, “Bad Blood”.

We saw the rise of stars such as Fetty Wap, with his self-titled album and the release of the single “Trap Queen” which dominated charts across the world.

In addition to this we saw the return of Drake with his album “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and one of the years biggest duo albums “Future, What a Time to be Alive”.

2015 has been a year for breaking the boundaries and has pushed music entertainment to a whole new level, allowing for unlikely acts and artists to push themselves through and make it big on the mainstream.

We’ve put together a Top 10 list of our favorite albums, producers, singles and artists that we feel have shone bright in 2015. You will also find a list of our Top 5 new artists, videos and mixtapes below:

scarface-deeply-rooted-wkndTop 10 Album

  • Scarface – Deeply Rooted
  • Kendrick Lamar – How To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Jadakiss – Top 5 DOA
  • Dr Dre – Compton
  • Adele – 25
  • Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money
  • Future – DS2
  • Kid Ink – Full Speed
  • Tyrese – Black Rose
  • The Game – The Documentary 2

Top 10 Producerdr-dre-wknd

  • Ervin “EP” Pope (produced Scarface’s Deeply Rooted album)
  • Metro Boomin
  • London On Da Track
  • Boi-1da
  • Terrace Martin
  • DJ Khaled
  • Dr. Dre
  • Mike Dean
  • DJ Mustard
  • Apollo Brown

future-wkndTop 10 Single

  • Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
  • Drake – “Back2Back
  • Adele – “Hello”
  • The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Ace Hood – “Enemies”
  • Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
  • A$AP Rocky –  “LSD”
  • Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again”
  • Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
  • Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas”

Top 10 Artist adele-wknd

  • Chris Brown
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • J. Cole
  • Drake
  • Jadakiss
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Future
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Erykah Badu
  • Adele

skeme-wkndTop 5 New Artist

  • Skeme
  • Raury
  • Tink
  • Dej Loaf
  • Fetty Wap

chris-brown-wkndTop 5 Video

  • Kendrick Lamar – Alrite
  • Chris Brown ft. Tyga – Ayo
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood
  • A$AP Rocky – LSD
  • J. Cole – Wet Dream

fabolous-summertime-shoutoutTop 5 Mixtapes

  • Chris Brown – Before The Party
  • Ace Hood Starvation Vol 4
  • Fabolous Summertime Shootout
  • Busta Rhymes “The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)”
  • 50 Cent – The Kanan Tape

What are your thoughts on who made it big in 2015? Let us know who your favourites are in the comment section below.

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The crew at #WKND want to take this time to wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2016.

Stay focused on what #WKND has in store for the new year, with exclusive album previews, the latest mixtapes and music, exclusive interviews, documentaries and a new section which we are calling “UNCUT”, coming early next year.

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  1. I agree with most of the list 🙂 you guys did a great job putting this together. Happy New Years To you guys aswell..

  2. Don’t agree with Skeme being in that top 5 new comer list and I think Meek Mill shouldn’t even be mentioned because of all the L’s he took in 2015 haha

  3. That’s whats Brackin Thx foe showin luv 2 Skeme. Wessup

  4. Where is Ty Dolla$ign????? yall left him out of best album?? dam but for the most part I agree with the list. Ahahaha Agree with Meek shouldn’t be in the Best album list

  5. Fuck all you Drake dickridaz hatin on Meek !! He HAD THE BEST ALBUM and I bet all yall was bumpin that album before that shit with Drizzy happened! Great List #WKND I fucks withyall

  6. <3 Chris was the best artist 2015!!!

  7. Great list guys. My highlight of the year was when Adele totally destroyed all competition with those MJ type sales :p #OMG

  8. Fab mixtape was the dopest but Troy Ave album shoulda been there with the rest of ’em ..but I’m still feelin’ yalls list
    When are you puttin out that Pete Rock interview?

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