Drake named Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade

Drake named Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade

Drake has been named as Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade, with more than 28 billion streams to his name. 

The rapper was followed by Ed Sheeran – whose Shape Of You is also the most streamed track of the decade with more than 2.3 billion streams – Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem. 

Focusing just on 2019, Post Malone is the most streamed artist this year with over 6.5 billion streams, while his latest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, is also the second most streamed album globally this year.? Billie Eilish, whose LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was the service's most streamed of the year, and Ariana Grande were the second and third most streamed artists globally. 

The year’s most streamed song was Señorita by Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello with more than 1bn streams, followed by Eilish's Bad Guy with upwards of 990m streams. The Top 5 is completed by Post Malone’s collaboration with Swae Lee from the film Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' Old Town Road - Remix.  

The data has been released for Spotify’s 2019 Wrapped, which outlines the top artists, tracks and podcasts of the year, as well as round-up of listener habits of the last decade. 

Later this week,the streaming platform will unveil personalised Spotify Wrapped to provide users with bespoke insights on the artists, songs, music genres and podcasts they listened to most, as well as how many minutes of music they heard and how many songs they “liked".

For the first time, listeners will be able to access this experience directly in the Spotify app on mobile and tablet and via a website at spotify.com/wrapped. Additionally, Spotify is creating share cards highlighting fans’ personal tastes making it available for them to post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. 

This year, Spotify users will also be able to look back at listening throughout the decade with My Decade Wrapped. 

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