As draws to a close, so too does a stellar year of streaming on Spotify. You may be reflecting back on the past 12 months, thinking about your own music discoveries and the songs you repeated over, and over, and over. We dove into the newcomers, showstoppers, and top performers who united the globe with music and podcasts this year.
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Spotify's 10th anniversary is upon us, and the music streaming service is celebrating by letting all of us in on some of its statistics. Over at the company's Decade of Discovery page, users can take a virtual stroll through Spotify's most-played artists and albums over the last decade. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was the most-streamed song of last year, but it was apparently listened to so often that it also tops the service's most streamed songs of all time list. Rihanna may be fifth on the most-streamed artist of all time list, but she was the first artist to reach one billion listens on Spotify, which happened in In typical Spotify fashion, the company hasn't just provided all of us with statistics.
Spotify most popular songs 2018
Spotify kicked off the holiday season by sharing its list of the most-streamed songs around the world, with Drake and Post Malone, both streaming behemoths, unsurprisingly dominating the top tracks. Read on for Spotify's five top-streamed songs of , plus the other artists that global audiences couldn't get enough of this year. Spotify's most-streamed song of was Drake's massive January single, which spent the next 11 months racking up plays on the streaming service. The breakthrough hit from the late rapper was the streaming service's second most-played song of the year. The next two songs on the list belong to Post Malone, with the No. Drake's "Scorpion" track became a surprise viral hit this summer, earning him the No. Despite not having released an album in , Sheeran was named 's fifth most-streamed artist around the world. While the top five most-streamed artists were all men, Grande topped the list of Spotify's most-streamed female artists. Dua Lipa was Spotify's second most-streamed female artist of , with Cardi coming in at No.
All throughout the year, our users have streamed countless hours of their favorite songs, artists, playlists, and podcasts. With 8. Outside of the reigning favorites, some chart-breaking stars also reached the top. This year, three Latin artists—J Balvin, Ozuna and Bad Bunny—landed on the top most-streamed artists list, while last year, Daddy Yankee was the only Spanish-speaking artist to reach the top