Drake is 2016 Most Streamed Artist on Spotify
drake keeps winning!
The 6 God is the most-streamed artist on spotify for the second year in a row.
Getting more than 4.7 billion streams this year alone, Drake surged above last year’s 1.8 billion. His Kyla and Wizkid-assisted single “One Dance” was also named the most-streamed song of all time with 970 million plays. Meanwhile, Views was the year’s most-streamed album.
Stefan Blom, Spotify’s Chief Content & Chief Strategy Officer, praised Drake for what’s been an accomplishment-filled 2016.
“Drake has been unstoppable this year, he’s a true global superstar,” said Blom. “With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful ‘Summer Sixteen Tour,’ Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”
Drake’s ex Rihanna was also a powerful force on the platform. She was named the Most Streamed Female Artist for the second year in a row with 2.5 billion streams.
Justin Bieber was the second Most Streamed Male Artist, while Kanye West placed fourth on the list.