2016 was a huge year for both entertainment news and world affairs. There were plenty of moments that we NEVER could have seen coming, not back in 2015, not in 100 years!
While we take a look back on 2016 and move into 2017, make sure you're armed with the info you need to make the best decisions when it comes to partying and your health, including being drug aware. Get the facts here.
7. Queen Bey slaaaaays
She was given lemons so she made Lemonade. From blowing everyone away once again at the Superbowl to releasing the most talked about album of the year. Beyoncé empowered us all this year and gave us some epic bangers along the way.
6. 'Pokémon Go' took over the world
People on literally every continent were obsessed with the virtual reality game. This was the first time an app had taken over in this way and the first time Pokémon had been this popular in years. It wasn't unusual to hear of another crowd of people storming the streets because a rare Pokémon had popped up!
5. Miley & Liam get back together
After such a public break up, it wasn't just fans who were gobsmacked to see the two spending New Years together in Byron Bay! Now the couple is very much together, but no one would have guessed when she was swinging on that wrecking ball.
Not even the Brits expected the UK to remove itself from the European Union! The surprising referendum result left the whole world in shock. It also resulted in some great memes.
3. Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston
OMFG! First, we were all in shock that Taylor and Calvin called it quits. But then just a week later, the Grammy award winner was photographed making out with TOM HIDDLESTON on a rock by the beach! Their romance didn't last long, but it definitely made headlines.
2. The death of so many icons
It's expected that every year the world will lose some greats, but wow, 2016 was cruel. In the past 12 months, we mourned the passing of Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Mohammad Ali and Gene Wilder, just to name a few.
1. Donald Trump won the US Election.
The US election was hard to escape this year, with news articles, memes and skits flooding our newsfeeds, newspapers, and TV screens. And then the unthinkable happened. He won.
We hope you all have a safe and happy year ahead of you!
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