Drake Crushed The Competition On Spotify In 2016

AllHipHop Staff


(AllHipHop News) Spotify has revealed their year-end figures, and Toronto rapper Drake is once again, the most streamed artist on earth.

In fact, Drizzy doubled his record of 1.8 billion streams last year, clocking in at 4.7 billion streams for 2016.

The rapper’s song “One Dance” also surpassed Major Lazer’s “Lean On” to become the most streamed song of all-time on Spotify, racking up a total of 970 million plays since the song was released in April.

“Drake has been unstoppable this year – he’s a true global superstar,” said Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer. ”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.”

Check out some more numbers from Spotify:

The Top Five Artists For 2016:

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

Most Streamed Female Artists

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

Most Streamed Male Artists

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

Top Five Breakout Artists

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