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ED SHEERAN LEADS SPOTIFY GLOBALLY

Ed Sheeran tops Spotify’s list as the most streamed artist of 2017 globally with 47 million monthly listeners. His ÷ (Atlantic) was the most streamed album of the year worldwide (3.1b streams), and “Shape of You” became the most streamed track of all time on Spotify, now with over 1.4b streams.

In the U.S., Drake was the #1 male, Rihanna was the top female, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. was the most-streamed album and his “HUMBLE” was the most-streamed track.

Sheeran thoroughly dominated the U.K. Spotify charts.

Spotify had other findings on the year: Hip-hop listening increased 74% over the past year; Latin music listening increased by 110%, driven by “Despacito” and “Mi Gente”; Rihanna is the most-streamed female artist for the third year in the row; and Camila Cabello, Harry Styles and Liam Payne were the top three breakout artists globally this year.

Most Streamed Artists Worldwid
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

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

Most Streamed Albums
1. Ed Sheeran –÷ 
2. Drake – More Life
3. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
4. The Weeknd - Starboy 
5. Post Malone - Stoney

Top Five Artists in U.S.
1. Drake
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Future
4. Ed Sheeran
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Females in U.S.
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Ariana Grande
5. Halsey

Top Five Males in U.S.
1. Drake
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Future
4. Ed Sheeran
5. The Weeknd

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.
1. Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE”
2. Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Llif3”
3. Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
4. Post Malone – “Congratulations”
5. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber - “Despacito”

Top Five Albums in the U.S.
1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
2. Drake – More Life
3. Post Malone - Stoney
4. The Weeknd - Starboy
5. Ed Sheeran -÷  

 

 

 

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