Drake, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna Dominate Spotify's All-Time Streaming Lists


Drake, the hip-hop star and someday actor who was named the highest recording artist on the planet for 2016, can add Spotify’s all-time streaming honor to his resume.  

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the music streaming large has crunched the numbers on the most-popular artists and songs on its platform. In a shock to noone, Drizzy comes out on high as its most-streamed artist of all time, forward of Ed Sheeran, Eminem, The Weeknd and Rihanna, whereas Sheeran and Rihanna bag titles of their very own. 

The Canadian artist already holds the report for the most important single-week ever for an album within the United States, with Scorpion, which bowed with 745.9 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks earlier this 12 months. And early final 12 months, the Toronto native was topped the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016, an honor which acknowledges the highest artist throughout bodily gross sales, downloads and streaming.

Sheeran and Drake commerce locations on Spotify's record for most-streamed songs of all time, with the British singer-songwriter’s hit “Shape Of You” topping the survey forward of Drake’s “One Dance” and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” that includes Halsey. Another Sheeran monitor makes the record, “Thinking Out Loud” coming in at No. 5. 

There’s one other prize for Sheeran within the class of most-streamed album of all time, his 2017 blockbuster Divide ruling as Spotify’s most-streamed albums globally, forward of Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Drake’s Views. Meanwhile, Rihanna is the undisputed Queen of Spotify, main the record of most-streamed feminine artists globally forward of Ariana Grande, Sia, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.

And in an replace on its person base, Spotify now claims 180 million month-to-month lively listeners throughout the 65 territories the place it operates. That’s up from an lively person base of about 140 million, as at June, although the tech large didn’t share new figures on its paid customers. 

Since opening for enterprise in October 2008, Daniel Ek’s on-demand model has paid over €10 billion ($11.5 billion) to rights holders, and presently boasts a licensed library of greater than 10 million songs and upwards of three billion user-created playlists. The firm debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in April of this 12 months an unconventional “direct itemizing”.

Check out Spotify’s all-time high 10 lists beneath.

Top-streamed artists of all time:
Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd 
Kanye West 
Justin Bieber
Calvin Harris
Ariana Grande
Most-streamed songs of all time:
Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You'”
Drake – “One Dance”
The Chainsmokers, Halsey – “Closer”
Post Malone – “rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On” 
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber – “Despacito – Remix'”
Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
The Chainsmokers – “Don't Let Me Down”

Most-streamed albums globally
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Drake – Views 
Ed Sheeran – Multiply
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
The Weeknd – Starboy
Drake – Scorpion 
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Post Malone – Stoney
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Most-streamed feminine artists globally
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry