25 January, 2017

Can Confirm – triple j’s 2016 Hottest 100 Will Be Record Breaking

The vibe is strong – a record breaking triple J Hottest 100 is set to land on your airwaves tomorrow, Thursday, 26 January.

If you’ve already voted – you are now a part of a brand new Hottest 100 record. This year, 2,255,110 votes were cast – that’s 7.6% up from last year. Twenty-sixteen is officially the biggest triple J Hottest 100 countdown ever. Another record broken, the 2016 Hottest 100 includes 66 Aussie-made tracks – that’s two thirds to be exact. Shout out to DMA’S, Violent Soho, Sticky Fingers, DZ Deathrays, Amy Shark, Bliss n Eso, Illy, Client Liaison and Emma Louise – to name a few.

More stats reveal that 26 of the chosen artists were first discovered on triple J Unearthed and the countdown includes songs from 13 different countries. We’re looking at you – AURORA, Childish Gambino and Magaret Glaspy.

To top it all off, 23 artists will make their Hottest 100 debut this year. Big vibes for Mushroom class of 2016 including Julia Jacklin, D.D DumboJack River and Gordi, .

Voting is now closed. Tune into triple j tomorrow and turn it up loud.

Countdown Start Times:

ACT – Thu 12:00 Noon, NSW – Thu 12:00 Noon, NT – Thu 10:30 AM, QLD – Thu 11:00 AM, SA – Thu 11:30 AM, TAS – Thu 12:00 Noon, VIC – Thu 12:00 Noon & WA – Thu 9:00 AM