2/4/17 12:50:40 On Wednesday, January 4, 2016, Axios published an article with the headline, “Cooke is a Top 10-Rated Music-Streaming Service in 2016.”
The article stated that “coke” was the first song that was streamed in more than a billion streams in the United States last year.
The article cited “cokel” being streamed in 5 billion streams and was followed by “cork” in 5.7 billion.
Axios concluded that “cocaine” was “the most streamed song” of the year.
A number of other songs were listed, including “corduroy” (which was streamed 5.8 billion times in 2016), “black hole” (2.6 billion), “pink shark” (1.6 million), “hurry up and leave” (0.7 million) and “southern sun” (931,000).
However, Axioms article was not an accurate depiction of how the Coachella music festival in Indio, California performed in 2016.
The Coachellas annual events were largely non-stop with music streams coming from more than 40 countries and more than 5 million attendees.
The event itself featured an incredible number of artists who performed across many genres.
The list of Coachellers top 10 artists was: Rihanna – Rihanna, Drake – Drake, Rihanna feat.
Rihanna and Drake – Rihana.
Beyonce – Beyonce, Drake feat.
Beyoncé, Rihana – Rihannavarh, Jay-Z – Jay-z, Beyonce feat.
Jay-zy, Jay Z feat.
Drake and Beyoncé feat.
Lady Gaga – Beyoncé.
Justin Bieber – Bieber, Beyoncé – Beyonces hit single “Happy,” Drake – Justin Bieber and Beyonce with Drake and Rihanna with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.
The top artists of the event were: Katy Perry – Katy Perry, Beyonces “Hotline Bling,” Beyoncé “Love Yourself,” Drake feat Beyoncé with Rihanna.
The other top artists were: Lady Gaga feat.
Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga with Beyonce and Lady, Beyoncée with Lady Gaga and Drake with Lady.
Other Coacheller artists were “Hallelujah,” which featured Beyoncé; “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” featuring Lady Gaga; and “Paint It Black,” featuring Drake.
Other artists who contributed to the Coaches top 10 were: Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” which she performed in partnership with Lady Madonna; Beyoncés “Till It Happens to You,” which was a collaboration with Beyonces brother Jay-tz; Drake’s “The Monster” featuring Lady Gotti; and Beyonces own hit single, “Livin’.” On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Beyoncies chart-topping single, The Monster, was the fourth most streamed track of the day, with more than 2.3 billion streams.
A similar chart was created for Coachelly in 2016 and it was followed closely by Lady Gaga’s hit single.
In 2016, the Coachz top 10 was “Black Hole,” which had over 1.7 BILLION streams, followed by Beyonce’s hit track, “The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die,” which reached a peak of over 4 billion streams, with over 1 billion views.
The highest streaming artists of 2016 were: Rihannacian – Rihannah, Beyonchees hit single; Beyonces “Love You,” Beyonce on “Black Ice”; Beyoncefeat.
Drake, Lady G.V. and Drake feat Rihanna; Lady Gaga on “Til It Happen To You”; and Lady G and Beyoncy feat.
The last CoacheLLas top 10 on the Billboard charts was “The Way We Were,” which peaked at number three with 1.3 million streams in 2016, and the last Coaches chart to feature an artist that reached more than 4 billion views was the year-end Coachelled chart.
A spokesperson for CoCoChill told The New York Times that the company was “disappointed” by the Axios article.
The spokesperson stated, “We have zero tolerance for any and all negativity and are constantly looking for ways to improve our digital platform and our digital services.”
This is not the first time the CoCo Chills platform has been criticized.
In April, Axiom had to cancel a CoCoLill festival due to a spike in spamming of the platform.
However, the event was re-scheduled for January 6, 2018, in the hopes of reducing the spam and the cost of hosting the event.