Drake is the most listened artist on Spotify in 2016


Like every year, Spotify has revealed the top list of the year, including artists, albums, songs and moments of this 2016 musical.

In 2016, users have discovered more music and artists than ever compared to other years. Globally ZAYN has become the most important emerging artist, and Discover Weekly was streamed more than 9 million times this year. For the second consecutive year, Drake was the artist most heard in the world with over 4.7 billion streaming, more than double compared to the record 1.8 billion last year streaming. Drake, in fact, is the most listened artist of all time on Spotify with more than 8.7 billion streaming.

This is the Top five of the most listened to artists in 2016:

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Rihanna
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. Kanye West

With over 2.5 billion streaming, Rihanna is actually the most played female artist for the second consecutive year. Ariana Grande, Sia, Adele and Fifth Harmony completed the top 5:

1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Both
4. Adele
5. Fifth Harmony

Behind Drake, Justin Bieber is a close thanks to the contribution of his latest album, Purpose, published at the end of 2015. In the ranking of the most listened to male artists follow
Twenty One Pilots, Kanye West and Coldplay:

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. Kanye West
5. Coldplay

The song One Dance Drake made history this year, as it has exceeded last year’s winner Lean On Major Lazer (ft. Mo and DJ Snake), as the most popular song of all time on Spotify with over 970 million streams.

1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner
3. Do not Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers
4. Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills – Whether

After the release last April, the album of Drake, Views, totaled more than 2.45 billion streaming on Spotify in 2016, making it the most listened to albums of the year:

1. Views – Drake
2. Purpose – Justin Bieber
3. ANTI – Rihanna
4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
5. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

And you, what artists you listened to the most?

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