Spotify Most Streamed Artists 2016 – Drake Grabs No 1 Spot

Spotify have revealed some interesting figures which point to the most popular artists at the moment, as they have revealed the most streamed artists in the UK and globally.

Drake has managed to score a top spot on the most streamed list, and his song One Dance being the biggest song of the year on Spotify. Drake managed to rack up an impressive 4.7 million streams this year, with more than half of them being for his album Views.

This is even more impressive when you consider that his album hit Spotify two weeks later than the actual release date, due to a deal with Apple Music.

As for the track One Dance, that was streamed 960 million times, which equals about 5,200 years of listening consecutively. The success of One Dance in Spotify should come as no surprise to those who keep an eye on the music charts, as the song’s popularity on the streaming service helped it spend 15 weeks at the top of the UK singles chart.

One Dance is now Spotify’s most-streamed song of all time, and raked in a staggering $4.8m (£3.9m) in royalties.

As well as the top 5 most streamed artists in the UK, we also have worldwide figures alongside figures for most streamed male and female artists in the UK and even more. You can find a full breakdown of Spotify’s top fives below, giving you an interesting peak into not only the tastes of the general public, but how your favourite artists have fared.

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Most streamed artists in the UK

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

Most streamed artists worldwide

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

Most streamed female artists in the UK

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

Most streamed male artists in the UK

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

Top five breakout artists (global)

  1. Zayn
  2. Frenship
  3. Anne-Marie
  4. Madeintyo
  5. Rob $tone

Most streamed tracks in the UK

  1. One Dance (feat WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
  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 tracks worldwide

  1. One Dance (feat WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
  2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Seeb remix) – Mike Posner
  3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat Daya) – The Chainsmokers
  4. Work (feat Drake) – Rihanna
  5. Cheap Thrills – Sia

Most streamed albums (UK and worldwide are the same)

  1. Views – Drake
  2. Purpose – Justin Bieber
  3. Anti – Rihanna
  4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
  5. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

 

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Drake has nabbed the no 1 spot on Spotify's most streamed artists of 2016.