My Top 25 Most Listened to Artists of 2009

diddy-dirty-moneyA few days ago, I shared my top 25 most played tracks of 2009 and now it’s time for my top 25 most played artists (see 2008).

This data, which comes from my Last.fm profile, takes into account only the top 500 artist combinations from my playlist in the past year, as that is all that Last.fm displays.

Here are the top 25 artists I listened to the most in 2009, along with the top 5 most played tracks by them or featuring them, if there are that many. If they were ranked last year, I’ll include that in a notation following their number of plays.

1. Diddy/Dirty Money – 2,550 Plays (Last Year: 1)

No surprise here. I’m a huge Diddy fan and it’s that Dirty Money.

1. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix)” by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. “Angels” by Dirty Money featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
3. “Diddy Bop” by Diddy featuring Yung Joc
3. “Love Come Down” by Dirty Money
5. “Ciroc Star” by Chester French featuring Diddy, Jadakiss and Clinton Sparks

2. The Notorious B.I.G. – 961 Plays (Last Year: 2)

1. “Angels” by Dirty Money featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
2. “Talk Go Through Us” by Lil’ Cease featuring Fabolous and The Notorious B.I.G.
3. “Da Fly Way” by iQ featuring Yung Joc and The Notorious B.I.G.
4. “Feel It in a Dream” by Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Black Rob and Phil Collins
5. “Victory (Drama Mix)” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes

3. Ryan Leslie – 651 Plays (Last Year: 4)

1. “Next 2 Ya” by Krys Ivory featuring Ryan Leslie
2. “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie featuring Fabolous
3. “The Fabolous Life” by Fabolous featuring Ryan Leslie
4. “You’re Not My Girl” by Ryan Leslie
5. “Gibberish” by Ryan Leslie
5. “Something That I Like” by Ryan Leslie

4. Jay-Z – 608 Plays (Last Year: 3)

1. “Reminder” by Jay-Z
2. “My President (Remix)” by Young Jeezy featuring Nas and Jay-Z
3. “I Get Money (Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix)” by 50 Cent featuring Diddy and Jay-Z
3. “Warrior” by Lil’ Wayne featuring Jay-Z, Gif Majorz and Drake
5. “A Star is Born” by Jay-Z featuring J. Cole

5. Fabolous – 501 Plays (Last Year: 5)

1. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix)” by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie featuring Fabolous
3. “Talk Go Through Us” by Lil’ Cease featuring Fabolous and The Notorious B.I.G.
4. “It’s My Time” by Fabolous featuring Jeremih
5. “The Fabolous Life” by Fabolous featuring Ryan Leslie

6. Cassie – 431 Plays

1. “Let’s Get Crazy” by Cassie featuring Akon
2. “Must Be Love” by Cassie featuring Diddy
3. “Must Be Love (Gimme the Loot Remix)” by Cassie featuring Diddy
4. “Activate” by Cassie
5. “I’m a Lover” by Cassie

7. Kanye West – 421 Plays (Last Year: 6)

1. “Flight School” by T-Pain featuring Kanye West and OB
1. “Welcome to Heartbreak” by Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi
3. “Supernova” by Mr. Hudson featuring Kanye West
4. “Forever” by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem
5. “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West

8. Michael Jackson – 344 Plays

1. “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson
1. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
3. “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
4. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
5. “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell featuring Michael Jackson

9. Mase – 332 Plays (Last Year: 7)

1. “Puff’s Intro” by Mase featuring Diddy
2. “Don’t Know (Remix)” by Mario Winans featuring Mase
2. “My Harlem Lullaby” by Mase
4. “Cheat on You” by Mase featuring Jay-Z and Lil’ Cease
5. “After All” by Mo Money featuring Mase

10. Yung Joc – 308 Plays (Last Year: 8)

1. “Diddy Bop” by Diddy featuring Yung Joc
2. “Imma Put It On Her” by Day26 featuring Yung Joc and Diddy
3. “Da Fly Way” by iQ featuring Yung Joc and The Notorious B.I.G.
4. “P.O.V.” by Yung Joc featuring LeToya
5. “Imma Put It On Her (Remix)” by Day26 featuring Yung Joc and Diddy

11. Jadakiss – 278 Plays

1. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix)” by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. “Ciroc Star” by Chester French featuring Diddy, Jadakiss and Clinton Sparks
3. “Hi Hater (Remix)” by Maino featuring T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss and Fabolous
4. “Letter to B.I.G.” by Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans
5. “Dangerous” by The Notorious B.I.G., Royce da 5’9″, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss

12. Red Cafe – 256 Plays

1. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix)” by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Spliff Star, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E., Red Cafe and Reek Da Villain
3. “Hottest in the Hood” by Red Cafe
4. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix Pt. 3)” by Red Cafe featuring Juggernot, Papoose, Ross Fortune, Kardinal Offishall, Uncle Murda and Diddy
5. “Heart and Soul” by Red Cafe

13. Black Rob – 231 Plays (Last Year: 13)

1. “Feel It in a Dream” by Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Black Rob and Phil Collins
2. “Goin’ Down Tonight (Remix)” by 112 featuring Diddy and Black Rob
2. “Infinite” by Black Rob
4. “American Dream” by Diddy featuring Davie Bowie, Black Rob, Loon, Kain and Mark Curry
4. “Knock Em Out” by Clinton Sparks featuring Black Rob and Diddy
4. “Let’s Get It” by Diddy featuring Black Rob and G. Dep.

14. Akon – 221 Plays

1. “Let’s Get Crazy” by Cassie featuring Akon
2. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon and Lil’ Wayne
3. “Change Up” by Fabolous featuring Akon
4. “Get Buck in Here” by DJ Felli Fel featuring Diddy, Akon, Ludacris and Lil’ Jon
5. “Just Dance (Remix)” by Lady Gaga featuring Kardinal Offishall and Akon
5. “We Takin’ Over” by DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, Baby and Fat Joe

15. Day26 – 216 Plays

1. “Imma Put It On Her” by Day26 featuring Yung Joc and Diddy
2. “So Good” by Day26
3. “Lemme Luv U Girl” by Day26
4. “Must Be Love (Remix)” by Cassie featuring Busta Rhymes, Day26, Red Cafe and Diddy
5. “Imma Put It On Her (Remix)” by Day26 featuring Yung Joc and Diddy

16. Busta Rhymes – 214 Plays

1. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon and Lil’ Wayne
2. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Spliff Star, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E., Red Cafe and Reek Da Villain
3. “Victory (Drama Mix)” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes
4. “Must Be Love (Remix)” by Cassie featuring Busta Rhymes, Day26, Red Cafe and Diddy
5. “Victory” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes

17. Gorilla Zoe – 200 Plays

1. “What’s Done is Done (Remix)” by Marina Chello featuring Gorilla Zoe
2. “Echo” by Gorilla Zoe
3. “Echo” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Diddy
4. “Lost (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Lil’ Wayne and Jim Jones
5. “Echo (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Diddy and Ne-Yo

18. The Lonely Island – 198 Plays

1. “I’m On a Boat” by The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain
1. “J*** In My Pants” by The Lonely Island
3. “Space Olympics” by The Lonely Island
4. “Lazy Sunday” by The Lonely Island featuring Chris Parnell

19. Lil’ Wayne – 182 Plays (Last Year: 17)

1. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon and Lil’ Wayne
2. “Warrior” by Lil’ Wayne featuring Jay-Z, Gif Majorz and Drake
3. “Lost (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Lil’ Wayne and Jim Jones
4. “Forever” by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem
5. “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne

20. Eminem – 180 Plays

1. “Beautiful” by Eminem
2. “Careful What You Wish For” by Eminem
3. “Forever” by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem
4. “‘Till I Collapse” by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg
5. “It Has Been Said” by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Eminem and Obie Trice

21. Rick Ross – 176 Plays

1. “Hottest in the Hood (Remix)” by Red Cafe featuring Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, OJ Da Juiceman and Diddy
2. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Spliff Star, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E., Red Cafe and Reek Da Villain
3. “Magnificent (Remix)” by Rick Ross featuring John Legend, Big Boi, Special Ed and Diddy
4. “Angels (Remix)” by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross
4. “Hood Figga (Remix)” by Gorilla Zoe featuring Block, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Yung Joc and Young Jeezy

22. T-Pain – 172 Plays

1. “I’m On a Boat” by The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain
2. “Arab Money (Remix)” by Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon and Lil’ Wayne
3. “Flight School” by T-Pain featuring Kanye West and OB
4. “Good Life” by Kanye West featuring T-Pain
5. “Baby Don’t Go” by Fabolous featuring T-Pain

23. 112 – 164 Plays (Last Year: 11)

1. “Intro” by 112 featuring Diddy
2. “112 Intro” by 112 featuring Diddy
3. “Goin’ Down Tonight (Remix)” by 112 featuring Diddy and Black Rob
4. “Hot & Wet (Remix)” by 112 featuring Chingy and Ludacris
4. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Diddy featuring Faith Evans and 112

24. Total – 154 Plays (Last Year: 24)

1. “Intro” by Total featuring Diddy
2. “Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv Remix)” by LL Cool J featuring Total
3. “Rain” by Total
4. “I Don’t Wanna” by Total
4. “Stay Out of My way” by Mase featuring Total

25. Dream – 145 Plays (Last Year: 10)

1. “That’s OK” by Dream featuring Diddy
2. “That’s OK” by Dream featuring Loon
3. “It Could Happen” by Dream
4. “Here I Am” by Dream
5. “Pain” by Dream

25. Loon – 145 (Last Year: 14)

1. “P. Diddy Intro” by Loon featuring Diddy
2. “That’s OK” by Dream featuring Loon
3. “Show Me Your Soul (Remix)” by Lenny Kravitz, Diddy, Loon, Busta Rhymes and Pharrell
4. “How You Want That (East Remix)” by Loon featuring Kelis, Black Rob, The Lox and Diddy
5. “Ain’t No Gangsta” by Loon featuring Diddy
5. “I Need A Girl (To Bella)” by Diddy featuring Loon, Mario Winans, Lo and Jack Knight

New this year: Cassie, Michael Jackson, Jadakiss, Red Cafe, Akon, Day26, Busta Rhymes, Gorilla Zoe, The Lonely Island, Eminem, Rick Ross and T-Pain.

Off the list since last year: Danity Kane (Last Year: 9), Donnie Klang (12), T.I. (15), Nas (16), Beanie Sigel (18), Young Jeezy (19), Jim Jones (20), Mario Winans (21), Mary J. Blige (22), Will Smith (23) and TLC (25).

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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