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SPOTIFY’S YEAR-END U.K. LISTS 
12/1/16

As 2016 nears to an end, Spotify has released its most streamed artists in the U.K. for the year, with Drake topping a nearly all-American Top 5 with 4.7bn global streams over the last 12 months. Will U.S. repertoire continue to rule Blighty in 2017?

Perhaps it’s hardly surprising given the fact Adele’s 25 (XL) didn’t arrive on Spotify until June—seven months after its release—but there’s no doubt the U.S. has knocked the U.K. out the park when it comes to blockbuster albums this year.

Click here for a look at the global rankings

The British isles are represented in Parlophone’s Coldplay at #5 on the Top 5 U.K. artists for 2016 and Adele at #3 of the most streamed female artists in Blighty this year. “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia) by Calvin Harris is the fifth most streamed track, with breaking Atlantic star Anne-Marie at #3 of the top five breakout global artists. U.K.-born but U.S. launched ZAYN (RCA) tops that latter list. 

Top 5 artists in the U.K. for 2016

1. Drake 
2. Justin Bieber
3. Rihanna
4. Kanye West 
5. Coldplay 

 Most streamed female artists in the U.K.

1. Rihanna 
2. Sia
3. Adele
4. Ariana Grande
5. Beyoncé

 Most streamed male artists in the U.K.

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

 Most streamed tracks in the U.K.

1. "One Dance" Drake f/WizKid and Kyla)
2. "Cheap Thrills" Sia
3. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" Seeb Remix Mike Posner
4. "7 Years" Lukas Graham
5. "This Is What You Came For" Calvin Harris  

Most streamed albums in the U.K.

1. Views Drake (2.45bn streams)
2. Purpose Justin Bieber
3. ANTI Rihanna
4. Blurryface Twenty One Pilots
5. Beauty Behind the Madness The Weeknd 

Most popular playlists in the U.K.

1. Hot Hits UK
2. Today’s Top Hits
3. Feel Good Friday
4. Massive Dance Hits
5. #ThrowbackThursday

Top five breakout artists (global)

1. ZAYN
2. FRENSHIP
3. Anne-Marie
4. Madeintyo
5. Rob $tone