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

Costco Sells Out of 27Pound Storage Bucket Mac and Cheese

first_img Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Bad news for those looking to stock up on Costco’s food hit, the 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese with 20 years of shelf life: it’s now sold out on the warehouse’s website after going viral on social media.The Chef’s Banquet Macaroni & Cheese Storage Bucket is a bargain hunter’s dream. The tub of elbow pasta and cheddar cheese sauce has 180 servings and a staggering shelf life of 20 years — all for $89.99. That means customers only pay about 50 cents per serving.The cheese and pasta are packaged in separate bulk pouches “with oxygen absorbers, to protect the quality and ensure a long shelf life,” according to Costco.Photo Credit: CostcoPlus, the container  is a heavy-duty six-gallon bucket with lid that customers can easily transport and stack.But does it taste good?A reviewer on the Costco website writes: “I was surprised. Honestly, I was expecting something that tasted horrible. I was surprised to find out that it was very good. But, don’t pack the cheese sauce powder.”Here’s hoping the retail giant stocks more of these giant tubs of ooey-gooey goodness.And if you’re looking for another ginormous food bargain, here’s a bit of good news. Costco’s 7-pound tub of Nutella spread is still in stock, for $21.99.More on Geek.com:KFC’S Firelog That Smells Like Their Chicken Sold Out in HoursFirst Lab-Grown Steak Gives Foodies a Taste of the FutureNearly 1 in 5 Adults Mistakenly Think They Have Food Allergy Stay on targetlast_img read more