Spotify’s growing popularity is showing in its annual Year in Music list, with artists like Drake, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and more contributing to 75 million listeners and over 20 billion hours of streaming to date, according to The Independent.
While Ed Sheeran takes the title of most streamed artist of all time (a title formerly held by Eminem), Drake will go down as the most streamed artist of 2015, with over 1.8 billion streams under his belt. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé are among the most streamed female artists (though their numbers weren’t listed for some reason…). Considering that she hasn’t released an album in three years, it’s impressive that Rihanna’s managed to rack up so many streams off the strength of singles like “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “FourFiveSeconds” alone. Those number are sure to go up once Anti sees the light of day and makes its way to Spotify from Tidal.
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Top 5 Global Artists
Top 5 Global Female Artists
Top 5 Global Tracks
“Lean On” (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer
“Cheerleader”– Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit – OMI
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson
“See You Again” (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
Top 5 Global Albums
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
Peace Is The Mission – Major Lazer
Stories – Avicii
Title – Meghan Trainor
Top 5 Global Viral Tracks
“Sugar” (feat. Francesco Yates) – Robin Schulz
“Hotline Bling” – Drake
“Ain’t Nobody” – Felix Jaehn
“Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
“Here” – Alessia Cara