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Drake Is Named Top Streaming Artist In Spotify History

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Article By: Ashia Skye

Drake has been dominating the music industry for the past decade, with no sign of letting up. The Toronto rapper is making history again, this time for being the most streamed Spotify artist ever.

Spotify revealed the list of most streamed artists as a celebration for their 10th anniversary. Big names like Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, The Weeknd, and Rihanna, join Drizzy on the list. The streaming site also revealed their most streamed songs of all time, and of course the 6-God made that list as well. Check out all of the rankings below.

Most-streamed song each year since Spotify launch

2008: The Killers – “Human”

2009: The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

2010: Eminem, Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

2011: Don Omar, Lucenzo – “Danza Kuduro”

2012: Gotye, Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”

2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us” (feat. Ray Dalton)

2014: Pharrell Williams – “Happy” – from Despicable Me 2

2015: Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”

2016: Drake – “One Dance”

2017: Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Top-streamed artists of all time

1. Drake

2. Ed Sheeran

3. Eminem

4. The Weeknd

5. Rihanna

6. Kanye West

7. Coldplay

8. Justin Bieber

9. Calvin Harris

10. Ariana Grande

Most-streamed songs of all time

1. Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You’”

2. Drake – “One Dance”

3. The Chainsmokers, Halsey – “Closer”

4. Post Malone – “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage)

5. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

6. Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”

7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber – “Despacito – Remix’”

8. Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”

9. Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

10. The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down”

First 10 artists to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify

1. Rihanna (2013)

2. David Guetta (2013)

3. Eminem (2013)

4. Kanye West (2014)

5. Avicii (2014)

6. Coldplay (2014)

7. Jay-Z (2014)

8. Katy Perry (2014)

9. Drake (2014)

10. Pitbull (2014)

Most-streamed albums globally

1. Ed Sheeran – ÷

2. Justin Bieber – Purpose

3. Drake – Views

4. Ed Sheeran – x

5. Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys

6. The Weeknd – Starboy

7. Drake – Scorpion

8. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

9. Post Malone – Stoney

10. Kendrick Lamar – Damn. 

Most-streamed female artists globally

1. Rihanna

2. Ariana Grande

3. Sia

4. Beyoncé

5. Nicki Minaj

6. Adele

7. Taylor Swift

8. Selena Gomez

9. Katy Perry

10. Shakira

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