Friday, December 2, 2016


As we enter the final month of the year 2016, Spotify announced its year-end lists of the streaming service most popular acts. Rapper Drake, singing sensation Justin Beiber and Rihanna topped this year’s list as they saw tremendous success over the course of 2016.
Amongst them, Drake’s record smashing hits saw major popularity across U.S. and international charts gaining the top spots for - top artists, most streamed male artists, most streamed tracks with "One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla)" and most streamed albums with Views. This is the second year in a row that Drake has received the most streamed artist with more than 4.7 billion streams -- more than double the 1.8 billion last year. Drake is the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with over 8.7 billion streams. Bieber and Rihanna too rank second and third on both the international top artists list and the most streamed albums list.
The Weeknd as well is placed in the top 5 list of most streamed album of 2016 after a week of its release.
Check out all of Spotify’s ranking for each list below:
Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2016
Most Streamed Artists:
1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Rihanna
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. Kanye West
Most Streamed Female Artists:
1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Sia
4. Adele
5. Fifth Harmony
Most Streamed Male Artists:
1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. Kanye West
5. Coldplay
Most Streamed Tracks:
1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) - Drake
2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza - Seeb Remix - Mike Posner
3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) - The Chainsmokers
4. Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills - Sia
Most Streamed Albums:
1. Views - Drake
2. Purpose - Justin Bieber
3. ANTI - Rihanna
4. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

5. Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd

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