Who were the most played artists on triple j in 2017? The station reveals their top 50

As the year draws to a close, Aussie radio heavyweights triple j have unveiled their top 50 most played artists of 2017.

The list sits comfortably for the hometown cohort, with 31 of the 50 artists being Australian. Hats off to triple j for keeping it local, especially as the station finds a stronger and stronger international audience.

triple j top 50 artists 2017
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2017 is nearly wrapped, and so is another full year of programming from the legends over at triple j. Now, let’s see who they spun the most.

Claiming the pole position is Lorde, who also enjoys the sole Kiwi-occupied spot on the list. Thundamentals hit in at number two, making them the most played Australian artist on the station this year.

ARIA favourites Gang of Youths, the ever-interesting Methyl Ethel, Brisbane four piece The Jungle GiantsMeg Mag plus The Smith Street Band were the other Aussies who enjoyed some top 10 real estate. Meanwhile, gigantic 2017 performances from Dune Rats, San Cisco, Polish Club and Winston Surfshirt also bled into the chart.

triple j’s favourite international artists were The xx, Milky Chance, and Kendrick Lamar in 2017. Peep the full list below.

1. Lorde
2. Thundamentals
3. The xx
4. Gang of Youths
5. Methyl Ethel
6. The Jungle Giants
7. Milky Chance
8. Kendrick Lamar
9. Meg Mac
10. The Smith Street Band
11. Dune Rats
12. San Cisco
13. Polish Club
14. Royal Blood
15. Vera Blue
16. Amy Shark
17. Winston Surfshirt
18. Tired Lion
19. London Grammar
20. Ali Barter
21. PNAU
22. alt-J
23. Vallis Alps
24. Arcade Fire
25. Kingswood
26. Holy Holy
27. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
28. Sløtface
29. Peking Duk
30. Stormzy
31. The Creases
32. George Maple
33. Alex Lahey
34. Childish Gambino
35. Haim
36. Boo Seeka
37. Drake
38. Illy
39. Tash Sultana
40. Ball Park Music
41. Dean Lewis
42. Alex The Astronaut
43. Maggie Rogers
44. Khalid
45. MØ
46. Mura Masa
47. Timberwolf
48. AlunaGeorge
49. Bishop Briggs
50. The Belligerents

Via ABC.