December 8, 2017

The Most Streamed Artists On Spotify Might Surprise You

Spotify most streamedSpotify just released its list of most streamed artists for 2017, and while many are household words, the extent of their popularity might surprise you. For instance, Ed Sheeran was the platform’s top streaming artist with over 6.3 billion streams this year, dethroning Drake who was number one in 2015 and 2016. Rihanna was the top streaming female artist for the third year in a row, while Ed Sheeran was the top streaming male artist.

Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ surpassed Drake’s ‘One Dance’ to become the most popular song ever on Spotify with over 1.4 billion streams. His album ÷ (Divide) racked up over 3.1 billion streams on the service, making it the top streaming album of the year.

If you were in a big band and decided to go solo, it was a good year, with Camila Cabello, Harry Styles and Liam Payne all having big releases and loads of streams, which landed them on the Breakout Artist list.

Here are all the categories of  Spotify’s “most streamed” this year.

 Most Streamed Artists Overall

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artist

  1. Rihanna
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Drake
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists

  1. Camila Cabello
  2. Harry Styles
  3. Liam Payne
  4. Lil Pump
  5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups

  1. Coldplay
  2. Imagine Dragons
  3. Maroon 5
  4. Linkin Park
  5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks

  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
  2. “Despacito” – Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
  3. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
  4. “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  5. “I’m the One” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums

  1. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  2. More Life – Drake
  3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  4. Starboy – The Weeknd
  5. StoneyPost Malone

The Day With The Most Streams

June 13, 2017 (measured by most streams per user)

Emerging 2017 Genres

Melodic Power Metal
Chaotic Black Metal
Trap Latino
Future Funk
Cinematic Dubstep
Vintage Swoon

While the same names seem to pop up on all the lists, what’s interesting is the Emerging  Genres, with a couple of Metal sub-genres that shows that the music refuses to die despite every thing you read.

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