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Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2017

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Drake: He solely had One Dance nevertheless it was fairly a well-liked dance, apparently

Drake has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2017, together with his single One Dance the positioning’s largest tune of the yr.

The Canadian star racked up four.7 billion streams this yr, greater than half of which had been for his album Views.

That is regardless of the album being withheld from Spotify for 2 weeks as a part of a cope with Apple Music.

One Dance alone was streamed 960 million occasions. Performed consecutively, that may take greater than 5,200 years.

The tune’s recognition on streaming companies – together with Deezer and Google Play in addition to Spotify and Apple – helped it spend 15 weeks on prime of the official UK singles chart, the longest run since Bryan Adams All the pieces I Do (I Do It For You) in 1991.

It’s now Spotify’s most-streamed tune of all time, incomes Drake and his co-writers an estimated $four.8m (¬£three.9m) in royalties.

Rihanna – who counts Drake as a collaborator and boyfriend – was Spotify’s most-streamed feminine artist of 2016, whereas former One Course star Zayn Malik was the largest new act of the yr.

David Bowie turned probably the most listened-to “different” artist, following his demise in January. The Beatles, who solely launched their albums to streaming companies final December, shortly turned the largest traditional rock act.

Most streamed artists within 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

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Most streamed feminine artists within the UK

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

Most streamed male artists within the UK

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

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Prime 5 breakout artists (international)

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

Most streamed tracks within the UK

  1. One Dance (feat WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
  2. Low-cost Thrills – Sia
  3. I Took A Capsule in Ibiza (Seeb remix) – Mike Posner
  4. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  5. This Is What You Got here For – Calvin Harris

Most streamed tracks worldwide

  1. One Dance (feat WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
  2. I Took A Capsule in Ibiza (Seeb remix) – Mike Posner
  3. Do not Let Me Down (feat Daya) – The Chainsmokers
  4. Work (feat Drake) – Rihanna
  5. Low-cost Thrills – Sia

Most streamed albums (UK and worldwide are the identical)

  1. Views – Drake
  2. Objective – Justin Bieber
  3. Anti – Rihanna
  4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
  5. Magnificence Behind The Insanity – The Weeknd

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