Think you’ve got your finger on the pulse as to who’s been receiving the most music streams over the last few years? Well, Spotify have crunched the numbers. The stats are in, and these are the most played artists from the past decade.
Ranking in as the most-streamed artist is, of course, Drake, also taking out the 2nd spot for the most-streamed song with One Dance at almost 2 billion streams alone.
Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, and Arianna Grande followed pretty closely behind as the top five most streamed.
It’s important to note that these stats only pertain to the music being streamed from the Spotify platform and does not take into account the music being played elsewhere and on other streaming services such as Tidal or Sonos.
This would change the outcome of the releases which were exclusive to those platforms only, such as Jay Z and Beyoncé’s more recent work which was only available through Tidal.
See the full list of Spotify’s most-streamed songs and artists below 2019:
Most-Streamed Female Artists
Most-Streamed Male Artists
‘Señorita’ – Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
‘bad guy’ – Billie Eilish
‘Sunflower’ – Post Malone, Swae Lee
‘7 Rings’ – Ariana Grande
‘Old Town Road – Remix’ – Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish
Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
thank u, next – Ariana Grande
No.6 Collaborations Project – Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
Fest & Flauschig
The Misfits Podcast
Most-Streamed Spotify Original Podcasts
The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Ma
Fest & Flauschig
Herrengedeck – Der Podcast
“A Decade Wrapped” Spotify’s Top Lists 2010–2019
Most-Streamed Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Female Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Male Artists of the Decade (Global)
Most-Streamed Tracks of the Decade (Global)
‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘One Dance’ – Drake, Kyla, WizKid
‘rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)’ – 21 Savage, Post Malone
‘Closer’ – Halsey, The Chainsmokers
‘Thinking out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran