THE MOST LISTENED SONGS AND ARTISTS IN SPOTIFY [10 YEARS]

Continuing with our lists. Today we bring you a new one! It’s been 10 years of life for Spotify and to celebrate it they have released interesting statistics in a recently published report (link at the end). With more than 180 million active users spread over more than 65 countries, Spotify stands as the largest music streaming platform in the world. Let’s see what the songs, artists, albums, are most listened to…


Most listened songs per year:


2008: The Killers – “Human”
2009: The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
2010: Eminem, Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
2011: Don Omar, Lucenzo – “Kuduro Dance”
2012: Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know” (feat. Kimbra)
2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us” (feat. Ray Dalton)
2014: Pharrell Williams – “Happy” – from Despicable Me 2
2015: Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”
2016: Drake – “One Dance”
2017: Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”

Most listened to artists on Spotify:


Drake
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
Coldplay
Justin Bieber
Calvin Harris
The weeknd
Rihanna
Kanye west
Ariana Grande

Most listened songs from 2008 to today:


The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You’ ”
Drake – “One Dance”
Major Lazer, MØ, DJ Snake – “Lean On”
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber – “Despacito – Remix’ ”
The Chainsmokers, Halsey – “Closer”
Post Malone – “rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Albums with more streams:


Ed Sheeran – ÷
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Drake – Views
Drake – Scorpion
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Ed Sheeran – x
Post Malone – beerbongs & Bentleys
The Weeknd – Starboy
Post Malone – Stoney
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Ranking of female artists:

Rihanna
Ariana Grande
Sia
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Shakira
Beyoncé
Nicki Minaj
Adele
Taylor Swift

Other curious facts of the report:
People listen on average 40 artists per week
20 million more people have subscribed since last year to Spotify
We are more and more willing to listen to new artists
“Despacito” is the only representative song in the Spanish language. Fonsi and Daddy Yankee deserve loud applause for that historic milestone.

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