The All Time Biggest Songs, Artists, and Albums on Spotify

So, who’re the highest artists and songs on Spotify?

On October 7th, 2008, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, together with a gaggle different executives, launched their fledgling streaming music service.  They had introduced and confirmed licensing offers with the foremost music labels.

Ten years later, the service now has over 180 million month-to-month lively customers, with round 46% – or 83 million – paying for a subscription.  According to the corporate, Spotify has paid over €10 billion ($11.5 billion) to rights holders.  The streaming music service now has over 2,000 genres.

To have fun the milestone, Spotify has printed a brand new record trying again on the previous ten years.  Here are the top-ranked songs, artists, and albums relationship again to ’08.

Top Streamed Artists All Time

  1. Drake
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Eminem
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Rihanna
  6. Kanye West
  7. Coldplay
  8. Justin Bieber
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Ariana Grande

Breaking down the top-streamed artists, Drake took the highest spot.

Ed Sheeran, Eminem, The Weeknd, and Rihanna rounded out the highest 5.  Kanye West was the 6th-most streamed artist on the platform, adopted by Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, and Ariana Grande.

Top Streamed Songs All Time

  1. ‘Shape You,’ Ed Sheeran
  2.  ‘One Dance,’ Drake
  3. ‘Closer,’ The Chainsmokers and Halsey
  4. ‘rockstar,’ Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
  5. ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ Ed Sheeran
  6. ‘Lean On,’ Major Lazer, MO, and DJs Snake
  7. ‘Despacito’ Remix, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber
  8. ‘Love Yourself,’ Justin Bieber
  9. ‘Sorry,’ Justin Bieber
  10. ‘Don’t Let Me Down,’ The Chainsmokers

Looking on the most-streamed songs on the service, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape You’ stays #1.

Drake’s ‘One Dance,’ Spotify’s 2016 most-streamed music, got here in at #2.  The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s ‘Closer’ took the third spot, adopted by Post Malone’s ‘rockstar’ that includes 21 Savage and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud.’

Major Lazer, MO, and DJs Snake’s ‘Lean On’ got here in at #6.  Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ Remix took the seventh spot, adopted by Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry’ at #eight and #9, respectively.  The Chainsmokers rounded out the highest 10 with ‘Don’t Let Me Down.’

Top Streamed Albums All Time

  1. ÷, Ed Sheeran
  2. Purpose, Justin Bieber
  3. Views, Drake
  4. x, Ed Sheeran
  5. beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone
  6. Starboy, The Weeknd
  7. Scorpion, Drake
  8. Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weekend
  9. Stoney, Post Malone
  10. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

Viewing the most-streamed albums worldwide, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ nonetheless ranks as #1.

Justin Bieber’s Purpose took #2, adopted by Drake’s Views, Ed Sheeran’s x, and Post Malone’s beerbongs & Bentleys.  The Weeknd’s Starboy took #6, adopted by Drake’s Scorpion and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness.  Post Malone’s Stoney and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. rounded out the highest 10.

Rihanna additionally grew to become the primary artist to achieve 1 billion streams on Spotify, reaching the feat in 2013.

Breaking down the primary 10 artists to achieve 1 billion streams so as, David Guetta and Eminem additionally surpassed the milestone in 2013.  Kanye West, Avicii, Kanye West, Coldplay, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Drake, and Pitbull achieved the feat a 12 months later.

Rihanna additionally emerged because the most-streamed feminine artist on Spotify.

Breaking down the most-streamed feminine artists record, Ariana Grande, Sia, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj rounded out the highest 5.  Adele ranked at #6, adopted by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and Shakira.

Since the service’s inception, customers have streamed a complete 16,858,080 years listening time.  The streaming music service now has over 40 million tracks, with over three billion playlists.

Giving a fast flashback to October 2008, Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ was the most-streamed observe.  Lady Gaga additionally emerged because the most-streamed artist that month.  Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends grew to become the most-streamed album.

Breaking down the most-streamed music annually…

The Killers’ ‘Human’ took the highest spot in Spotify’s inaugural 12 months.  In 2009, the respect went to The Black Eyed Peas for ‘I Gotta Feeling.’

In 2010, Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ emerged because the most-streamed music.  A 12 months later, Don Omar and Lucenzo’s ‘Danza Kuduro’ took the highest spot.  In 2012, Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ was the most-streamed music, adopted by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’ that includes Ray Dalton the subsequent 12 months.

Thanks to the success Despicable Me 2 in theaters, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ grew to become Spotify’s most-streamed music in 2014.  Then, in 2015, listeners on the service streamed Major Lazer, MO, and DJ Snake’s ‘Lean On’ essentially the most.  Drake’s ‘One Dance’ was the most-streamed music in 2016, adopted by Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape You’ a 12 months later.


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