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Spotify Releases Top Streams of 2017

Author Name: Sam Helm  

Published On Dec 8th, 2017

Spotify has released data concerning most streamed talent through 2017, and as expected, hip-hop dominates the list. However, despite the high quality releases of talent like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran would take the title as the most streamed artist overall, along with the most streamed tracks with "Shape of You." "Despacito" and it's remix ft. Justin Bieber took spots 2 and 3 of the most streamed tracks, with "Something Just Like This" and "I'm the One" by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo, and Lil Wayne rounding out the top 5.

Rihanna lead the pack for most streamed female artist, followed by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Sia. Rihanna's spot at the top of the list comes as a surprise, considering her last studio album dropped in January of 2016. Despite that, Rihanna was featured on 3 wildly popular singles, "Selfish" with Future, "Wild Thoughts" with DJ Khaled, and "Loyalty" with Kendrick Lamar.

In the U.S., Kendrick Lamar's Humble took the top spot spot for the most streamed track, followed by "XO Tour Llif3" by Lil Uzi Vert, with the latter having a breakout year, as he headlined at dozens of colleges across the United States. Lamar would also take the number four spot as both Most Streamed Artist and Top Male Artist.

Check out the full listing below:

Most Streamed Tracks

“Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
“Despacito (Remix),” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay
“I’m the One,” DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo, Lil Wayne

Top Artists (Overall)

Ed Sheeran
Drake
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers

Top Artists (Female)

Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Sia


Top Artists (Male)

Ed Sheeran
Drake
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar
The Chainsmokers


Top Artists (Groups)

Coldplay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Linkin Park
Migos


Top Tracks (U.S.)

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar
“XO TOUR Llif3,” Lil Uzi Vert
“Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
“Congratulations,” Post Malone feat. Quavo
“Despacito (Remix),” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

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