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SPOTIFY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST DECADE

Spotify is celebrating its 10th birthday this month with a Decade of Discovery campaign that takes a decade-long look at insights, discoveries and hits. They've even created a playlist. (See below).

Currently, Spotify reports that it has 180m monthly active listeners across 65 countries; 40m songs and podcasts; and more than 3b user-created playlists. They also note they have paid $11.5b to rights holders.

Here are a few of the streaming service’s Top 10s.

Most Globally Streamed Artist of all Time

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Eminem
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Rihanna
  6. Kanye West
  7. Coldplay
  8. Justin Bieber
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Ariana Grande

Most Globally Streamed Albums

  1. Ed Sheeran – ÷
  2. Justin Bieber – Purpose
  3. Drake – Views
  4. Ed Sheeran – x
  5. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
  6. The Weeknd – Starboy
  7. Scorpion – Drake
  8. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
  9. Post Malone – Stoney
  10. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Most Globally Streamed Female Artists

  1. Rihanna
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Sia
  4. Beyoncé
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Adele
  7. Taylor Swift
  8. Selena Gomez
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Shakira

Top Globally Streamed Song by Year Since Spotify Launch

  • 2008: The Killers - “Human”
  • 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - “I Gotta Feeling”
  • 2010: Eminem, Rihanna - “Love The Way You Lie”  
  • 2011: Don Omar - “Danza Kuduro”
  • 2012: Gotye - “Somebody That I Used To Know” (feat. Kimbra)
  • 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  “Can't Hold Us” (feat. Ray Dalton)
  • 2014: Pharrell Williams - “Happy” - From "Despicable Me 2"
  • 2015: Major Lazer - “Lean On” (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
  • 2016: Drake - “One Dance”
  • 2017: Ed Sheeran - “Shape of You”

First 10 Artists to Reach 1 Billion Streams

  1. Rihanna (2013)
  2. David Guetta (2013)
  3. Eminem (2013)
  4. Kanye West (2014)
  5. Avicii (2014)
  6. Coldplay (2014)
  7. Jay-Z (2014)
  8. Katy Perry (2014)
  9. Drake (2014)
  10. Pitbull (2014)

 

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