The 10 Most Played Artists On Soundcloud May Surprise You


Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud are the three-pronged offensive of successful music streaming services, and yesterday each of their top 10 most streamed artists were released to the public via Forbes. Spotify and YouTube’s lists showed that they both have their feet firmly planted in pop territory:


1. Calvin Harris
2. Chris Brown
3. Drake
4. Ed Sheeran
5. Pitbull
6. Sam Smith
7. David Guetta
8. Wiz Khalifa
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Ellie Goulding


1. Maroon 5
2. Katy Perry
3. Rihanna
4. Nicky Jam
5. Ariana Grande
6. Ed Sheeran
7. Enrique Iglesias
8. Beyonce
9. David Guetta
10. Meghan Trainor

On the other hand, even though there are some big names on here, it’s clear that Soundcloud users have their ears closely tuned to the underground hip-hop and EDM scenes, or as Forbes puts it, “it pretty clearly states that those that prefer [Soundcloud] are more prone to try new things, and that they follow the music world a lot more closely than their YouTube-watching counterparts.”

1: Drake

2: Major Lazer

3: G-Eazy

4: Future

5: Kygo


7: Chris Brown

8: Kid Ink

9: The Weeknd

10: Chance The Rapper


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