Ariana Grande and Drake Are Spotifys Most Streamed Artists of the Year

first_imgStay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Don’t underestimate the music power of Ariana Grande and Drake. Both artists topped Spotify’s 2018 most streamed artists list and together, they’ve generated more than 11 billion streams this year.On Tuesday, Spotify announced its top artists, songs, playlists, and podcasts of 2018 in a press release. In its annual “Wrapped” roundup, Spotify shared streaming statistics for each category above and other notable music trends, including 2018’s rising genre, the top K-Pop song, and the top 10 Latin artists on the platform.Drake (Photo Credit: Prince Williams/Getty Images)Drake stole the show this year as Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time. This year, the Canadian rapper generated more than 8.2 billion streams, with his album “Scorpion” taking the top spot in the most streamed album category and song “God’s Plan” smashing the top song category with more than one billion streams.Ariana Grande (Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Ariana Grande, another Spotify favorite, was dubbed Spotify’s most streamed female music artist of 2018. More than 48 million listeners played Grande’s music on a monthly basis, and major hits, including her latest single, “thank u, next,” generated more than 220 million streams.Even though hip-hop was listeners’ favorite Spotify genre this year, Latin music heated up the charts as well. Three latin artists, including Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Ozuna, landed spots on the top 10 most streamed artists list. Plus, Baila Reggaeton and ¡Viva Latino! were Spotify’s third and fourth most popular playlists in 2018.In addition to top artists, albums, and songs of the year, Spotify shared some noteworthy stats on other emerging music trends. This year’s rising genre was emo rap, while “Fake Love” by BTS topped the K-Pop charts from January to December.This year, Spotify also expanded its podcast selection to roughly 7 million episodes. Spotify listeners prefer to listen to crime and mystery podcasts, including “My Favorite Murder,” “Crimetown,” and “Crime Junkie.” Other top podcasts included “The Joe Budden Podcast” and “Amy Schumer Presents: 3 girls, 1 Keith.”Spotify users can also use Wrapped to listen to their top streamed artists and songs of the year. See the full rundown of Spotify’s 2018 streaming stats below.Most Streamed ArtistsDrakePost MaloneXXXTENTACIONJ BalvinEd Sheeran (Top streamed artist in 2017)Most Streamed Female ArtistsAriana GrandeDua LipaCardi BTaylor SwiftCamila CabelloMost Streamed Tracks“God’s Plan” – Drake“SAD!” – XXXTENTACION“rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone“Psycho” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone“In My Feelings – Drake”Most Streamed Artist Albums“Scorpion” – Drake“beerbongs & bentleys” – Post Malone“?” – XXXTENTACION“Dua Lipa” – Dua Lipa“÷” – Ed Sheeran (Top album in 2017)Most Streamed GroupsImagine DragonsBTSMaroon 5MigosColdplay(Most streamed group of 2017)Most Followed PlaylistsToday’s Top HitsRapCaviar¡Viva Latino!Baila ReggaetonSongs to Sing in the CarMost Streamed Exclusive Spotify Playlists“Fest & Flauschig”“The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal”“Dissect”“Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith”“TALK-O-MAT”Most Streamed Podcast GenresCrime and MysteryComedyNews & PoliticsHealthArtsGenres That Grew the Most in 2018EMO RapLo-fi BeatsDeep Talent ShowRingtoneBrega FunkMore on Geek.com:Apple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps and Games of 2018DIY a Spotify Speaker With Raspberry PiThe 11 Wackiest Official Spotify Playlistslast_img read more