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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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Music Streaming Giant Spotify Works On New Feature To Share Story Alongside Public Playlists

There isn't a desktop version yet, and it's unclear if there ever will be

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The Spotify Stories are only available on the iOS and Android device as yet. Wikimedia Commons

Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art.

The first influencer to test the feature is makeup and fashion YouTube star Summer Mckeen, who currently has a social media fan base that includes 2.33 million YouTube subscribers, 2.1 million Instagram followers and 126,455 Spotify followers. Mckeen is using the new feature to introduce a playlist of her all-time favorite songs, which she’s titled her “all time besties”, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

The Spotify Stories are only available on the iOS and Android device as yet.

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Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art. Wikimedia Commons

There isn’t a desktop version yet, and it’s unclear if there ever will be.

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For the music streaming app, this is still just a test. As we’ve seen with other Spotify tests, these don’t always develop into full-fledged products, and the company’s response is still vague, according to Engadget. (IANS)