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Music Choice will countdown the top 100 songs of 2015 with the multi-platform video and music network's 4th annual, special called "MC 100." For the first time ever, the special will be broken up into four consecutive nights with each part being one hour long. The full catalog of this year's biggest hits from today's hottest artists like Taylor Swift, Fetty Wap, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Selena
Gomez, and Rihanna
will be revealed. "MC 100" will air on Music
Choice Play starting November 24th and run through the 27th at 8/7c, before being made available on Music
Choice's Audio Channels, On Demand and on the app—in its entirety—on November 27th. America's Next Top Model: British Invasion winner and host of Music
Choice's "The Weekend Countdown," Sophie
Sumner, will serve as the host of this year's show.
Choice's annual "MC 100" list is a curated collection representing the biggest songs and videos that have aired over the past year across all Music
Choice platforms, including its Music
Channels, On Demand platform and Music
Choice Play. This year's list of course includes many of today's longtime fan favorites but was unique in that many new artists were represented. Several artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Chris Brown, One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris
and Taylor Swift
were once again present while newcomers Fetty Wap, Rachel Platten, and Jidenna
landed their first distinction.
Unlike other "Best of..." or year-end round up lists, Music
Choice's "MC 100" is aggregated using Music
Choice's extensive data impressions from TV, online and viewer interactions as monitored via Nielsen, Mediabase and Rentrak. Mirroring Music
Choice's consumer experience, a song's ranking on the "MC 100" list is determined by the number of MC Video On Demand orders by users, its rotation on MC Music
Channels, viewer interactions and requests via Music
Choice's viewer cultivated linear channel Music
Choice Play, and the artist's impact on pop culture through social media. With over 50 million listeners and 1.1 billion annual video views, Music
Choice is the ultimate destination for the best in music and video content and illustrates what songs and videos consumers actually want to hear or see rather than what programmers tell them they should hear or watch.
"As the only year-end list to combine song plays, music videos requests and fan engagement to curate its rankings, 'MC 100' is arguably the definitive list of what people want and are listening to. In short, Music
Choice's 'MC 100' is the only place to find out the most popular hits of the last year," said Damon Williams, SVP of Programming at Music
Leading into the launch of "MC 100," Music
Choice will roll out exclusive video content of artists on this year's list talking about their hit songs and will also present this year's outstanding artists with special awards such as "#1 Song," "Best New Artist," "Top Artist," among others.
The full list won't be revealed until the special airs, but fans can expect to hear, in no particular order:
New Artists: This year saw tons of new names dominating the charts and the airwaves. From Fetty Wap
to Silento, O.T Genasis, and Jidenna, this group brought some new sounds and new faces to the music scene.
The Year of Fetty Wap: Fetty Wap's prominence cannot be denied. The new comer kept his name on the tip of everyone's tongue with his hits "Trap Queen," "679," and "My Way."
An Independent Artist Takeover: Artists like Rich Homie Quan, Lil Dicky, and T-Wayne
helped prove that independent artists are quickly becoming the new mainstream.
A Canadian Artists Invasion: With Justin Beiber releasing new music as well as Drake, The Weeknd
and Alessia Cara, Canadians made a clear claim on this year's list.
Year of Big Production Music
videos seem to be getting bigger and better every year. This year was no exception with Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," and One Direction's "Drag Me Down."
The Year the Disney Stars Grew-Up: We got to see a new side of our favorite former Disney stars. On this year's list Demi Lovato, Selena
Gomez, and Nick Jonas
all experienced success while also showcasing a more grown-up side of themselves.
Fandoms: Fifth Harmony, Kalin & Myles, and the Empire
cast have some of the most loyal fans around. Their fans helped ensure these artists' songs were represented.
Unexpected Collaborations: Taylor Swift's track "Bad Blood
" ft. Kendrick Lamar
as well as Skrillex
and Diplo's "Where Are You Now" ft. Justin Bieber, Selena
Gomez's "Good For You
" ft. Kendrick Lamar, and Ariana
Grande's "Love Me Harder
" ft. The Weeknd
helped prove that sometimes the unlikeliest combinations can have the best, and catchiest, outcomes.
*MC 100 on Music
Choice Play premieres Tuesday, November 24nd at 8PM/7c
*MC 100 on Music
Choice On Demand and MC Hit List and Pop Rhythmic Music
Channels premieres Friday, November 27th at 12PM/11c
**Both experiences are available on the Music
Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music
Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today's hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music
Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials. For additional information log on to https://www.MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicChoice