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Rihanna and Ed Sheeran were the most streamed artists of 2017 on Spotify


According to the streaming platform, “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran was the most streamed song of the year.

Spotify has just released 2017 datas that show the most popular artists, songs and albums on its platform during the last 12 months. Not really a surprise, Ed Sheeran tops nearly all the charts while Rihanna is the most streamed female artist.

Ahead of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande or Sia, Rihanna leads despite not releasing any music in the last year.

The original version of Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” and the Justin Bieber remix are among the top 5 most streamed songs of the year alongside “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled which also features Biebs.

Here is a breakdown of Spotify’s 2017 data :



Most Streamed Artists 
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. The Chainsmokers

Most Streamed Female Artists    
1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Selena Gomez
4. Ariana Grande
5. Sia

Most Streamed Male Artists
1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Weeknd
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. Daddy Yankee

Top Five Breakout Artists
1. Camila Cabello
2. Harry Styles
3. Liam Payne
4. Lil Pump
5. Trippie Redd

Most Streamed Groups
1. Coldplay
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Maroon 5
4. Linkin Park
5. Migos

Most Streamed Tracks
1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
2. “Despacito” Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
3. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
4. “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5. “I’m the One” – DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

Most Streamed Albums
1. ÷ – Ed Sheeran
2. More Life – Drake
3. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
4. Starboy – The Weeknd
5. Stoney – Post Malone

Emerging 2017 Genres
1. Melodic Power Metal
2. Chaotic Black Metal
3. Chillhop
4. Trap Latino
5. Future Funk
6. Jumpstyle
7. Serialism
8. Cinematic Dubstep
9. Vintage Swoon
10. Gamecore

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