Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo (born 25 July 1987) is an English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter and DJ. Mike Dunn is an American DJ and producer. Uzoechi Emenike (born 9 November 1994), professionally known as MNEK, is a British singer, songwriter and record producer. ...and Jax Jones is my favourite producer of 2016! MNEK's hook-writing talents are all over this certified banger.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. An underrated moment for her this year, it was brash, catchy and instant with an ABBA-esque key change - should've been big.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. This smoky, seductive number is a clear highlight from ANTI and straddles the line between pop and artistry perfectly.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. It has lost some of its appeal over time but it definitely soundtracked some good moments of 2016 for me.
Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. Was a massive grower but then suddenly you're like wow that chorus/vocal is really strong.
John Paul Cooper known better as JP Cooper (born in Middleton, England in 1983), is an English singer. I love the way there are two choruses and the key changes, plus what a voice. Glad this gem is finally blowing up.
Peter Gene Hernandez is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. After the initial Uptown Funk comparisons, this stands up as a total bop by itself. Perfect comeback single.
Holly Lapsley Fletcher (born 7 August 1996) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. I obsessed with this all summer, it's got all the hallmarks of a 70s disco smash but also feels very current - absolutely lush.
Tom Stræte Lagergren (born 29 May 1991), professionally known as Matoma, is a Norwegian DJ and tropical house producer. Rebecca Claire "Becky" Hill (born 14 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter from Bewdley, Worcestershire. Becky Hill's stunning vocal absolutely makes this song so irresistible and immersive.