Drake
12.1.2016

Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2016

Drake might have a lucrative deal with Apple Music, but that won’t stop him from getting love on Spotify. The 6 God is the most-streamed artist on the platform for the second year in a row.

Running up more than 4.7 billion streams this year alone, Drake surged above last year’s 1.8 billion. His Kyla and Wizkid-assisted single “One Dance” was also named the most-streamed song of all time with 970 million plays. Meanwhile, Views was the year’s most-streamed album.

Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer, praised Drake for what’s been an accomplishment-filled 2016.

“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” said Blom. “With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful ‘Summer Sixteen Tour,’ Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”

Drake’s ex Rihanna was also a powerful force on the platform. She was named the Most Streamed Female Artist for the second year in a row with 2.5 billion streams.

Justin Bieber was the second Most Streamed Male Artist, while Kanye West placed fourth on the list.

See more from Spotify’s year-in-review below.

Most Streamed Male Artists

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

Most Streamed Female Artists

1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Sia
4. Adele
5. Fifth Harmony

Top 5 Breakout Artists

1. ZAYN
2. FRENSHIP
3. Anne-Marie
4. Madeintyo
5. Rob $tone

Most Streamed Songs

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

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