1. Kanye West
The world’s most controversial rapper had a very, very good month. Not only did he drop “Only One,” a heartfelt number that even those who hate Yeezy had to admit was a great song, but he followed it with the Rihanna duet “FourFiveSeconds,” which has hit-single written all over it. Oh, and did we mention that both songs were done alongside Paul McCartney? No big deal, just Kanye doing songs with the most famous surviving member of The Beatles, the biggest band of all-time.
No one else in hip-hop could dream of putting out two songs with McCartney in a month, and now there are rumors he’s got a whole album with the Beatles alumnus in the works.
Kanye being Kanye, he could easily shoot himself in the foot this month and tumble from the top spot, but in January, ‘Ye was sitting on the throne.