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Throughout January, Asia Pop 40, will be counting down the most popular 140 songs from 2016, over four weekly instalments.

This is the third annual countdown of the top 140 songs on the Asia Pop 40 chart, based purely on their ranking in the chart and the number of weeks they appeared.

As per previous years, we will be honouring the Asia Pop 40 number 1 Song Of 2016, and the The Asia Pop 40 number 1 Artist Of 2016. A brand new award has also been added this year: The Asia Pop 40 No. 1 Group/Duo Of 2016.

The 2016 countdown will also include the announcement of the brand new fan selected Asia Pop 40 Artist Of The Year. Over the month of November, Asia Pop 40 asked fans to vote for their favourite artist of the year, and there were nearly 11 million votes!

AP140 STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Asia Pop 140 chart of 2016:
• 56 collaborations
• 44 tracks from solo female artists
• 50 tracks from solo male artists
• 46 tracks from groups
• 77 tracks from the Americas
• 8 tracks from Australia/New Zealand
• 15 tracks from Europe
• 36 tracks from the United Kingdom

Apart from airing the top 140 songs of 2016, the Asia Pop 140 will also air interviews with artists (including The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Major Lazer, Alan Walker, Charlie Puth, The Veronicas, George Maple, Agnez Mo, Slot Machine, Daya, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Yuna, Sheppard, R City, Steve Aoki and New Empire) as well as highlights of the year.

The Asia Pop 140 will air throughout January, culminating with the announcement of the No. 1 song for 2016 on Saturday 28 January, 2017.