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Drake: Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of the Decade

Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years

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Drake is Spotify's Most Streamed Artist
Drake at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. SiriusXM and Pandora, companies that merged earlier this year, announced Thursday, July 25, that they have signed a new creative partnership with the superstar rapper. VOA

Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade.

Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the Top 5. Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was the most-streamed song of the decade.

Post Malone on Spotify's playlist
Post Malone performs during Snow Fest in Park City, Utah. VOA

For 2019, Post Malone is the top-streamed artist globally. Billie Eilish, Grande, Sheeran and Bad Bunny round out the Top 5. Eilish’s debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'” is the year’s most-streamed album, while Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Senorita” tops the list of the most-streamed songs.

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“The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal” is the year’s most-streamed podcast on Spotify. (VOA)

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Singer Arijit Singh the Most Streamed Artist in India, Says Spotify

The most consumed podcast genres of 2019 were Society & Culture, Comedy and Business

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Arijit Singh's song list includes songs from all genres. Youtube
Arijit Singh's song list includes songs from all genres. Youtube

Singer Arijit Singh was the most streamed artist in India in 2019, while the most streamed song of the year was “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify announced on Tuesday while sharing the data trends in India.

Tanishk Bagchi, Dhvani Bhanushali and Asees Kaur occupied the top three positions for India’s top breakout artists; Post Malone dominated listening in India by being the only international act to feature among India’s top streamed artists this year.

“In terms of the streaming mood this year, India loved to love and chill, with love being India’s top mood, based on the (state-wise) consumption of Spotify’s mood-themed playlists. The top love-themed playlists, included Bollywood Mush and Warm Fuzzy Feeling, while popular chill-themed ones included Bollywood Acoustic and Chill Tracks,” the company said.

Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May.
Spotify Music still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. Pixabay

The second most streamed song was Kabir Singh’s “Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage”, sung by Arijit Singh and Mithoon, and “Bekhayali” by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur.

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On Purpose with Jay Shetty was the most-streamed podcast on Spotify in the country and it has also been at the top on Spotify’s India podcast chart since the time of launch.

The most consumed podcast genres of 2019 were Society & Culture, Comedy and Business. (IANS)